::1884 Atlantic hurricane season


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{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}} The 1884 Atlantic hurricane season was one of only four Atlantic hurricane seasons, along with 1852, 1858, and 1866, in which every known tropical cyclone attained hurricane status.<ref name="ACE"/> Overall, four tropical cyclones developed, three of which made landfall. The first system was initially observed over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean on September 1. It struck Newfoundland the following day, but impact there is unknown. On September 3, the next hurricane developed, though it did not effect land in its duration. The third hurricane struck Georgia, accompanied by damaging waves in north Florida.

The final storm was last noted on October 17. These dates fall within the period with the most tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic. Only two tropical cyclones during the season existed simultaneously. The hurricane brought heavy rainfall to Jamaica, resulting in eight deaths. This storm also left damage to crops and vessels in portions of the Bahamas and Cuba. Because technologies such as satellite monitoring were not available until the 1960s, historical data on tropical cyclones from this period may not be comprehensive. An undercount bias of zero to six tropical cyclones per year between 1851 and 1885 has been estimated.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

The season's activity was quantified by an accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) rating of 72. ACE is, broadly speaking, a measure of the power of the hurricane multiplied by the length of time it existed, so storms that last a long time, as well as particularly strong hurricanes, have high ACEs. It is only calculated for full advisories on tropical systems at or exceeding 39 mph (63 km/h), which is tropical storm intensity.<ref name="ACE">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=report }}</ref>

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