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{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}} The 1868 Atlantic hurricane season was among the quietest on record, with only four tropical cyclones recorded. Only three seasons had fewer storms than in 1868, and seven had the same number of storms.<ref name="HURDAT">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Initially, there were no known storms during the season, although a re-analysis confirmed the activity.<ref name="year"/> All tropical activity occurred within a 45 day span. There may have been other unconfirmed tropical cyclones during the season. Meteorologist Christopher Landsea estimates up to six storms were missed from the official database, due to small tropical cyclone size, sparse ship reports, and relatively unpopulated coastlines.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

Only one of the storms, the second, made landfall, doing so near Apalachicola, Florida. It produced heavy rainfall and gusty winds across the southeastern United States, although there was no severe damage associated with the storm. The first hurricane killed two people when a ship passed through its winds for 14 hours. The third hurricane, located in the western Caribbean Sea, did not affect land, although two ships experienced its strong winds. The final hurricane lasted three days across the western Atlantic, forcing one ship to halt its voyage due to storm damage.


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