1940 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Atlantic

Individual Storm Summary

Winds in knots, pressure in millibars, category is based on Saffir-Simpson scale.

#NameDateWindPresCat 
1Tropical Storm #1 19-27 MAY 50 - - 
2Hurricane #2 2-11 AUG 70 972 1 
3Hurricane #3 5-15 AUG 80 975 1 
4Hurricane #4 30 AUG- 3 SEP 70 - 1 
5Hurricane #5 10-19 SEP 85 - 2 
6Tropical Storm #6 19-25 SEP 40 - - 
7Tropical Storm #7 20-23 OCT 45 - - 
8Tropical Storm #8 24-26 OCT 40 - - 

Saffir-Simpson Scale

The chart color codes intensity (category based on Saffir-Simpson scale):

Type Category Pressure (mb) Winds
(knots)
Winds
(mph)
Line Color
Depression TD ----- < 34 < 39 Green
Tropical Storm TS ----- 34-63 39-73 Yellow
Hurricane 1 > 980 64-82 74-95 Red
Hurricane 2 965-980 83-95 96-110 Light Red
Hurricane 3 945-965 96-112 111-130 Magenta
Hurricane 4 920-945 113-135 131-155 Light Magenta
Hurricane 5 < 920 >135 >155 White

NOTE: Pressures are in millibars and winds are in knots where one knot is equal to 1.15 mph


Individual Storm Details

Tropical Storm #8 (24-26 OCT)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Tropical Storm #7 (20-23 OCT)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #6 (19-25 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Hurricane #5 (10-19 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 85 Category: 2

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Hurricane #4 (30 AUG-03 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 70 Category: 1

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Hurricane #3 (05-15 AUG)
Storm - Max Winds: 80 Min Pres: 975 Category: 1

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Hurricane #2 (02-11 AUG)
Storm - Max Winds: 70 Min Pres: 972 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #1 (19-27 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 50

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