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Hurricane Gloria
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
A view of Hurricane Gloria from Space on September 25. The intense storm features a small eye and large convective bands.
Hurricane Gloria near peak intensity to the northeast of the Bahamas on September 24
FormedSeptember 16, 1985
DissipatedOctober 2, 1985
(Extratropical after September 28)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 145 mph (230 km/h)
Lowest pressure919 mbar (hPa); 27.14 inHg
Fatalities14 total
Damage$900 million (1985 USD)
Areas affectedNorth Carolina, Mid-Atlantic states, Long Island, New England, Atlantic Canada
Part of the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Gloria was an Atlantic tropical cyclone in September 1985. The storm was the first major storm to affect Long Island and New York state directly since Hurricane Donna 25 years before.

The storm started as a tropical depression on September 16; it became Tropical Storm Gloria on September 17.

On September 18, it weakened back to a tropical depression. Two days later, it became a tropical storm again. view more...