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The name Gustav
has been used for five tropical cyclone
A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. Tropical cyclones strengthen when water evaporated from the ocean is released as the saturated air rises, resulting in condensation of water vapor...
s in the Atlantic Ocean:
- 1984's Tropical Storm Gustav - Spent most of its existence as a tropical depression hovering over Bermuda, no major damage was reported.
- 1990's Hurricane Gustav
Hurricane Gustav was the only major hurricane to form during the 1990 Atlantic hurricane season. Developing out of a tropical wave on August 24, Gustav tracked westward across the Atlantic Ocean, steadily intensifying. The storm reached hurricane-status on August 26 and reached its...
- A category 3 hurricane that threatened the Lesser Antilles but turned away before getting too close, causing no damage.
- 1996's Tropical Storm Gustav - A weak storm that formed west of Africa and dissipated soon after, never threatening land.
The 2002 Atlantic hurricane season was an average Atlantic hurricane season, officially starting on June 1, 2002 and ending on November 30, dates which conventionally limit the period of each year when tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean tend to form...
Hurricane Gustav was a Category 2 hurricane that paralleled the East Coast of the United States in September during the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the seventh named storm and first hurricane of the season...
- First subtropical storm to ever be named; strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane and came within miles of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina before turning away, later grazing Nova Scotia and dying over Newfoundland. It was the latest first hurricane of any Atlantic season since 1941.
The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season was a very active hurricane season with sixteen named storms formed, including eight that became hurricanes and five that became major hurricanes. The season officially started on June 1 and ended on November 30. These dates conventionally delimit the period of...
The name Gustav has been used for five tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean:* 1984's Tropical Storm Gustav - Spent most of its existence as a tropical depression hovering over Bermuda, no major damage was reported....
- A strong Category 4 hurricane that caused over $6 billion in damage and 138 deaths in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and the United States.
The name Gustav
was retired in the spring of 2009 and was replaced by Gonzalo
for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.