The 1856 Atlantic hurricane season ran from June 15 to November 15, and the storms listed here are done so based off observations. Therefore, the data is incomplete, and relies on reports from significantly populated areas, or ships that rode out the storms as a result. Other storms have their peak intensities estimated, using the wind-pressure relationship, or the damage they caused if they made landfall in a populated area.


Name SSHWS category 1-min winds Pressure Formed Dissipated
One Category 4 hurricane 150 mph 934 mbar August 9 August 12
Two Category 1 hurricane 80 mph ~985 mbar August 13 August 14
Three Tropical Storm 60 mph ~1000 mbar August 19 August 21
Four Tropical Storm 60 mph ~1000 mbar August 21 August 21
Five Category 3 hurricane 115 mph <969 mbar August 25 September 3
Six Category 1 hurricane 80 mph ~985 mbar September 18 September 22

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