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Tropical Storm Alberto (1988)

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Tropical Storm Alberto
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
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Tropical Storm Alberto shortly after becoming a tropical storm.
Formed August 5, 1988
Dissipated August 8, 1988
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 40 mph (65 km/h)
Lowest pressure 1002 mbar (hPa); 29.59 inHg
Damage None
Areas affected Maine, Atlantic Canada
Part of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Alberto became a tropical storm farther north than any other Atlantic tropical cyclone. The first tropical storm of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season, Alberto developed from a trough of low pressure off of the coast of South Carolina on August 5. It tracked quickly northeastward, and intensified into a tropical storm at its record latitude on August 7 while located about 60 miles (95 km) east of the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. Alberto continued its fast forward motion, and struck western Nova Scotia late on August 7. It became extratropical the next day, and dissipated shortly thereafter to the north of Newfoundland. Alberto produced light rainfall and gusty winds across its path. No damage was reported.

Tropical cyclones of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
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