1961 Atlantic Hurricane Season - Storms - Tropical Storm Gerda

Tropical Storm Gerda

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 16 – October 20
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h), 982 mbar (hPa)

The precursor to Tropical Storm Gerda was a tropical wave that developed on October 16 in the Caribbean Sea. The tropical depression moved slowly northward, moving over Jamaica that night and Cuba the next day. Upper-level shear kept the depression disorganized, but when it reached the Atlantic, the shear relaxed somewhat, allowing the depression to become a tropical storm on October 19. Shortly after reaching a peak of 70 mph (110 km/h) on October 20 while racing to the northeast, Gerda became extratropical, retaining its circulation for two more days until dissipating. Gerda caused five deaths in Jamaica and seven in Cuba.

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