The 1885 Atlantic hurricane season
ran through the summer and the first half of fall in 1885. The most significant storm of the season was hurricane 2, which hit Georgia
as a major hurricane, causing 25 deaths.
The first storm of the season was first seen on August 7 to the southeast of Bermuda
. It moved north-northeastward, and became a hurricane on the 8th. It turned to the northeast, and passed offshore of Newfoundland
on the 10th as a 90 mph (145 km/h)
hurricane. The hurricane weakened over the north Atlantic Ocean, and became extratropical on the 14th.
A tropical storm was first observed north of Puerto Rico
on August 21. It moved to the west, hitting the Bahamas
. It paralleled the coast of Florida
, remaining offshore until its South Carolina
landfall on the 25th as a Category 3 hurricane. The hurricane accelerated to the northeast, and restrengthened to a 105 mph (169 km/h)
hurricane on the 27th before becoming extratropical on the 28th. It caused 25 deaths, with $16,000 in damage to one house in Maryland.
Tropical Storm Three
The third storm of the season formed in the western Gulf of Mexico on August 29. It moved quickly to the northeast, and made landfall on extreme southeastern Louisiana
on the 30th as a 60 mph (97 km/h)
tropical storm. After crossing Florida
, the storm was last seen off the coast of South Carolina on the 31st.
On September 17, a tropical storm developed in the western Gulf of Mexico. It paralleled the Gulf of Mexico coastline to the northeast, and after hitting southeastern Louisiana on the 21st it crossed Florida. Over the Western Atlantic, it strengthened to become a hurricane on the 22nd before becoming extratropical near its New Brunswick
landfall on the 23rd.
From September 18 to the 21st, a hurricane existed in the tropical Atlantic Ocean to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles
, peaking at 80 mph (129 km/h)
before never being seen again.
The 6th storm of the season formed in the central Gulf of Mexico on September 24. It drifted northward, and hit southeastern Mississippi
before turning eastward. It moved across the Florida panhandle and peninsula, and became a hurricane to the southeast of North Carolina
on October 2. Its track after this point is unknown.
A tropical storm in the central Atlantic Ocean moved northward in late September, reaching 90 mph (145 km/h)
winds before never being seen again.
Tropical Storm Eight
The final storm of the season formed north of Cuba
on October 10. It moved northward, and hit Florida
as a strong tropical storm. It moved northeastward through the southeast United States
, and became extratropical on the 13th.