Strengthening within the last twelve hours before landfall made Hugo a Category 4 hurricane in the shore.
Hurricane Hugo 1989 This classic Cape Verde hurricane was initially detected being a wave that is tropical through the shore of Africa on September 9. Moving steadily westward, the machine became a tropical depression the following day, a tropical storm regarding the 11th, and a hurricane in the 13th. Hugo switched west-northwest on 15 as it became a Category 5 hurricane september. It absolutely was nevertheless a Category 4 hurricane whenever center moved through the Leeward isles and St. Croix, USVI, additionally the eighteenth. Switching northwestward, the middle passed over the eastern end of Puerto Rico on September 19. This basic movement would carry on with a few acceleration until Hugo made landfall simply north of Charleston, sc on 22 September. Strengthening within the last twelve hours before landfall made Hugo a Category 4 hurricane during the shore.
After landfall, the storm slowly recurved northeastward, becoming extratropical over southeastern Canada on September 23.
The Naval Air facility at Roosevelt Roads, PR reported suffered winds of 104 miles per hour with gusts to 120 mph, that have been the best winds reported through the Caribbean. (more…)