The 1912 Atlantic hurricane season
ran through the summer and the first half of fall in 1912. The hurricane season was fairly quiet. Only 6 tropical systems formed during the season. Four of those became hurricanes and just one became a major hurricane. The season started on June 7 when a tropical storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico
. It made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana
. Another, weak, tropical storm struck Brunswick, Georgia
. Damage from both storms was minimal.
Tropical Storm One
Tropical Storm Two
Tropical Storm Three
The first hurricane
of the season formed in September in Apalachee Bay
and made landfall as a weak hurricane near Pascagoula, Mississippi
. A man was killed and damage came to $39,000 (1912 dollars).
Another hurricane formed in October in the western Caribbean
. It quickly became a hurricane and reached Category 2
strength right before landfall near Cancún
. It passed over the Yucatán Peninsula
and made landfall again just south of Corpus Christi, Texas
as a Category 1
. 15 people died and damage came to over $28,000.
The most notable storm of the season was also the last. It was a Category 3
hurricane that moved very slowly across the island of Jamaica
. It had formed in November north of Panama
and strengthened slowly. It crawled up to Jamaica with sustained winds of 115 mph
(185 km/h) and moved slowly across the island. 100 people were killed from flooding and heavy rainfall.