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Brazil Hurricane


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During the week of March 22-28, an extremely rare meteorological event took place in the southern Atlantic Ocean. What appears to be a hurricane developed from a cutoff extratropical system off the coast of Brazil. For several days, this system transformed into a storm with tropical cyclone-like characteristics. A clear eye and eyewall developed as it moved towards the coast of Brazil. Upon landfall, this system caused considerable damage and resulted in a few deaths. It has yet to be confirmed, but this storm could be recognized as the first southern Atlantic hurricane in recorded history.

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Last Updated:
July 12, 2005
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