Tropical Storm Cesar was the third named storm of the 1990 Atlantic hurricane season. Cesar was an early forming Cape Verde storm, forming in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean near the Cape Verde Islands on July 31. Cesar attained tropical storm status on August 2, but dissipated on August 7 without significant strengthening.
Cesar caused no damage and no fatalities.
|Formation||July 31, 1990|
|Dissipation||August 7, 1990|
|Highest winds||50 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1000 mbar|
|Part of the||1990 Atlantic hurricane season|
On July 29, a tropical wave emerged off the coast of Africa, producing a marked low- to mid-level wind shift at Dakar, Senegal. By 0000 UTC July 31, the wave had sufficiently organized to be designated Tropical Depression Four while about 300 miles south of the Cape Verde Islands. The newly developed tropical cyclone moved west-northwest, becoming a tropical storm at 0000 UTC August 2. Cesar moved northwest on August 4 and 5 in response to a weakness in the subtropical ridge to the north. On August 6, Cesar became nearly stationary and weakened to a tropical depression as the low-level center became exposed from the deep convection due to strong southwesterly shear. By 1800 UTC August 7, Cesar dissipated while located a little bit over 1000 miles east-southeast of the island of Bermuda.
Lack of Retirement
Because Cesar did not affect land, it was not retired in the Spring of 1991 by the World Meteorological Organization. It was used again during the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season, and was retired after that, being replaced by Cristobal, which is on the list of names to be used for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.