Storms in the 1940s. [53] However, the remnants dropped heavy rainfall across Trinidad and Tobago, causing flooding and mudslides that injured 20 people[54] and left at least 30 homeless. Joan also brought heavy rainfall and mudslides to countries along the extreme southern Caribbean. Here is the list of names for the current hurricane season. Though the storm was still very weak, they initially predicted it would strengthen. Though the surface low remained poorly defined and separate from the convection, the system became a tropical depression on September 3. They are now maintained and updated througha strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization. [43] Upon striking Louisiana, storm surge water levels rose moderately above normal just east of where the center moved ashore. [3] However, the depression degenerated a few hours later when it merged with the cold front that had caused its acceleration. [28] The next day this system was designated a tropical depression while it approached the Windward Islands. [9] The rainfall most affected the province of Cienfuegos, though the provinces of Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila, and Camagüey were also impacted. However, a front approached from the northwest and reversed the storm's course into southeastern Louisiana. Although the World Meteorological Organization now names hurricanes after men and women, storm names weren’t always so equally divided by gender. [60] The hurricane damage in Nicaragua amounted to half of the $1.87 billion total. It soon had enough convective organization for the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to issue an initial advisory on Tropical Depression Three. On September 27 the storm became the fifteenth tropical depression of the season while it was about 265 mi (426 km) south-southeast of Cape Verde. [56], On October 10 the 17th tropical depression of the season organized from a disturbance in the ITCZ. This is the same list used for the 1982 season. [63], The last storm of the season formed from a tropical wave on November 17 to the south of Haiti. The 1989 Atlantic hurricane season was an average season with 11 named storms.The season officially began on June 1, and ended on November 30. The following names were used for named storms that formed in the north Atlantic in 1988. Miriam gradually weakened until dissipating on November 2. [61] Joan was also the first tropical cyclone to cross from the Atlantic basin since Hurricane Greta of 1978. Marilyn (1995) 7. The World Meteorological Organization retired two names in the spring of 1989: Gilbert and Joan. Tropical cyclones include depressions, storms and hurricanes. Hurricane Joan ; Tropical Depression Eighteen ; Tropical Storm Keith ; Storm names. That record is held by an, Timeline of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season, List of wettest tropical cyclones in Cuba since 1963, "Tropical Meteorology Project Forecast Verifications Errors", 10.1175/1520-0493(1989)117<2260:ATSO>2.0.CO;2, "Average NHC Atlantic Track Forecast Errors", "Atlantic basin: Comparison of Original and Revised HURDAT", "Background information: the North Atlantic Hurricane Season", "Lluvias intensas observadas y grandes inundaciones reportadas", "Características generales de los factores del régimen hidrológico de Cuba", "Cuba – Heavy Rains Jun 1988 UNDRO Information Report No. Retirement of hurricane names began in 1954, and Florence in 1988 wasn't destructive or deadly enough to merit retirement of the name. It passed directly over Jamaica as a Category 3 hurricane and brought torrential rains to the island's mountainous areas. 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