[nb 1][2] This pressure was the lowest ever observed in the Western Hemisphere and made Gilbert the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record until it was surpassed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. [17] Offshore, six fishermen went missing as Gilbert approached the Lesser Antilles.  of the track of the cyclone. Rapid strengthening – Wash, Rinse, Repeat. It moved into the Yucatan peninsula, becoming the first category 5 hurricane to make landfall in … Explosive intensification continued until Gilbert reached a minimum pressure of 888 mbar (hPa; 26.22 inHg) with maximum sustained flight-level winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), having intensified by 72 mbar in a space of 24 hours. Providing hurricane statistics for cities in the Atlantic basin for over 20 years Tuesday, December 8, 2020 20:48 Z The system continued its This area included the resort cities of Cancún and Cozumel. [29] At least 50 people were left homeless and losses were expected to be in the millions. Following intensification into a tropical storm the next day, Gilbert steadily strengthened as it tracked west-northwestward into the Caribbean Sea. Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 recorded a pressure of 888mb. Hurricane Dorian is tied with three other hurricanes — the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, 1988’s Hurricane Gilbert, and 2005’s Hurricane Wilma — as the second strongest hurricane on record in … MyFoxHurricane Tropical Cyclone Model & Best Track Archive for the North Atlantic in 1988 [38] In Coahuila, rainfall from Gilbert caused the deaths of 5 people who were swept away by rising waters. "This rainfall would lead to … Lesser Antilles on the afternoon of the 9th. Gilbert was one of only three category 5 hurricanes on record to hit the Yucatan, the others being Dean in 2007 and Janet in 1955. [13], Hurricane Gilbert produced a 19 ft (5.8 m) storm surge and brought up to 823 millimetres (32.4 in) of rain in the mountainous areas of Jamaica,[24] causing inland flash flooding. Get the latest recon, buoy, and tropical weather forecasts. After striking Jamaica the following day, rapid intensification occurred once again, and the storm became a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale late on September 13. Amazing video from recon. [9], Once Gilbert entered the Gulf of Mexico on September 15, hurricane watches were posted for the portion of the shore between Port Arthur and Tampico. [14] The main electrical relay station in Santo Domingo was damaged by the storm, causing a temporary blackout for much of the city. On September 12, the hurricane made landfall on the eastern coast of Jamaica at this intensity; its 15 mi (25 km)-wide eye moved from east to west across the entire length of the island. Gradual intensification occurred as Gilbert tracked across the Gulf of Mexico, and the storm made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in mainland Mexico on September 16. [33] Sixteen people perished in Guatemala and another five died in Nicaragua, leaving a total of 21 people dead in Central America. [8], On September 12, a hurricane watch was issued for the Cayman Islands, and the hurricane watch for the southern coast of Cuba was extended to Cienfuegos, with the portion of the watch east of Camagüey upgraded to a hurricane warning. [39] Rainfall in northeastern Mexico peaked at over 10 inches (250 mm) in localized areas of inland Tamaulipas. Gilbert then dissapated and ended up bringing much needed rain to the Midwest. early on the 20th. storm strength over the Didn't Wilma peak at 882 mg before it weakened some? next several days, a broad area [18] Banana crop losses from the storm in St. Lucia reached $740,000, with Guadeloupe, St. Vincent, and Dominica reporting similar damage. A good portion of the Meteorological History is cited by the Preliminary Report only, with some others wedged in there. Allen passed just north of the island, though, allowing the weaker southern quadrants to affect the island mostly. Kingston's airport reported severe damage to its aircraft, and all Jamaica-bound flights were cancelled at Miami International Airport. Winds gusted to hurricane force in a few places, but the main impact felt in the state was from beach erosion caused by a 3-5-foot storm surge, and tornadoes, which mainly affected the San Antonio area. The depression proceeded toward the west-northwest, and while moving through the Lesser Antilles near Martinique, it gained enough strength to be designated as Tropical Storm Gilbert. Hugo was, in some ways, two hurricanes in one. [2], After becoming a tropical storm, Gilbert underwent a period of significant strengthening. Damage was less severe in the nearby British Virgin Islands, where only some flooding and power outages took place. NOAA P-3 aircraft radar image of Gilbert just prior to landfall at Cozumel, Mexico on September 14, 1988. In Saltillo, five people died in road accidents caused by heavy rain, and almost 1,000 were left homeless. As the hurricane brushed the Cayman Islands, a reporting station on Grand Cayman recorded a wind gust of 156 mph (252 km/h) as the storm passed just to the southeast on September 13. Includes exclusive satellite and radar coverage of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. After landfall, Gilbert weakened rapidly over the Yucatán Peninsula, and emerged into the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 2 storm on September 15. Finally, we’ll know what on Earth is going on in that blob of pink and white. As a tropical storm, Gilbert brought high winds and heavy rains to many of the eastern Caribbean islands. afternoon of the 16th. plane penetrating the eye. Sea, Gilbert rapidly intensified into a category 5 hurricane, with [22], Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Gilbert triggered significant flooding in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. [17] The U.S. Virgin Islands experienced widespread power outages and flooding, with many residents losing electricity for several days. into the 12th tropical depression of the season 400 miles east of Hurricane Gilbert was an extremely powerful tropical cyclone that formed during the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season, peaked as a Category 5 strength hurricane that brought widespread destruction to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and is tied with 1969's Hurricane Camille as the second-most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in the Atlantic Ocean. [54] The name was replaced by Gordon during the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season. [2], On September 17, Gilbert brushed the inland city of Monterrey, Nuevo León before taking a sharp turn to the north. Damage was mitigated because the depth of the water surrounding the islands limited the height of the storm surge to 5 ft (1.5 m) There was very severe damage to crops, trees, pastures, and a number of private homes. It was the fastest selling reggae record in the history of Jamaican music. The raw data is obtained courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.Data updates every 10 minutes when a mission is ongoing. [14], Across parts of northern Central America, heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Gilbert triggered deadly flash floods. On 12 September, Hurricane Gilbert made a direct landfall on Jamaica as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 201 km/h (125 mph) and gusts of up to 241 km/ (150 mph). In Honduras, at least eight people were killed and 6,000 were left homeless. [40] Gilbert dumped torrential rains and spawned some tornadoes. (193K GIF) Tropical Cyclone Report for Hurricane Gilbert. category 3 hurricane, making its A final count of Hurricane Gilbert's victims is not possible because many people remained missing in Mexico, but the total confirmed death toll was 433 people. This made it the strongest tropical cyclone on record in the north Atlantic basin at the time. Estimated property damage reached more than $200 million. That's correct. since Camille in 1969. [19], Hurricane Gilbert near peak intensity off the. Hundreds of miles of roads and highways were also heavily damaged. Estimates ranged from 30 to more than 60 hitting 25 Texas counties. In Puerto Rico, dozens of small communities lost power and agricultural losses reached $200,000. Appendix G explains the message formats and data codes. View the latest Atlantic hurricane recon in Google Earth and Cesium. hurricane gilbert gained strength and now ranked one of most powerful storms in western hemisphere this century, winds up to 175 mph (280 kmh) and higher in gusts.