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Old 10-15-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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I think this would be a great thread to post hurricanes on this date in history!

This day is especially important for NC/SC... It is the date of the infamous Hurricane Hazel which struck as a category 4 storm 63 years ago this date. The storm made landfall in Calabash NC. 18 foot storm surge crashed ashore, highest storm surge recorded in NC belongs to the storm though Florence, fran, Floyd, and matthew all gave it a go.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/u...-florence.html

https://www.wunderground.com/hurrica...urricane-Hazel


Wind gusts from this storm exceeded 140mph in Brunswick county NC and gusts as high as 90 were reported as far inland as Raleigh! I've met people who witnessed this storm and its amazing hearing their accounts of the ferocity of this storm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Hazel


Not only did this storm cause damage in NC but it was notable for its path of destruction inland. Hazel merged with a cold front which served to intensify it rather than weaken. Combined with its forward speed it reached Toronto Canada and was the most severe storm in their history. With hurricane force gusts and torrential rains.



Some towns in NC had few standing structures after the storm. In long beach NC only 5 of the towns 357 buildings were left standing...


Eyewitness accounts of the storm.

https://www.wral.com/hurricane_hazel/1129199/

On a somewhat unrelated note NC is about "3 years overdue" for a major hurricane if we look at average return periods.

https://www.wral.com/weather/video/15960094/
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Big Island of Hawaii & HOT BuOYS Sailing Vessel
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Historical look at NW Pacific typhoons using total power shows recent increase in intensity.

https://physicsworld.com/a/pacific-c...-regime-shift/
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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OTD (June 9) in 1966 Hurricane Alma is believed to have made landfall as a Cat2 with winds of 90mph near Apalachee Bay, FL, (after 125mph winds recorded at Dry Tortugas), believed to be the earliest calendar year hurricane (winds 74+mph) at US mainland landfall since 1851 (when 'regular' records are considered to have begun). I saw on Wiki that looks like 1825 a hurricane is believed to have hit Charleston, SC in early June as well.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I think this would be a great thread to post hurricanes on this date in history!

This day is especially important for NC/SC... It is the date of the infamous Hurricane Hazel which struck as a category 4 storm 63 years ago this date. The storm made landfall in Calabash NC. 18 foot storm surge crashed ashore, highest storm surge recorded in NC belongs to the storm though Florence, fran, Floyd, and matthew all gave it a go.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/u...-florence.html

https://www.wunderground.com/hurrica...urricane-Hazel


Wind gusts from this storm exceeded 140mph in Brunswick county NC and gusts as high as 90 were reported as far inland as Raleigh! I've met people who witnessed this storm and its amazing hearing their accounts of the ferocity of this storm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Hazel


Not only did this storm cause damage in NC but it was notable for its path of destruction inland. Hazel merged with a cold front which served to intensify it rather than weaken. Combined with its forward speed it reached Toronto Canada and was the most severe storm in their history. With hurricane force gusts and torrential rains.



Some towns in NC had few standing structures after the storm. In long beach NC only 5 of the towns 357 buildings were left standing...


Eyewitness accounts of the storm.

https://www.wral.com/hurricane_hazel/1129199/

On a somewhat unrelated note NC is about "3 years overdue" for a major hurricane if we look at average return periods.

https://www.wral.com/weather/video/15960094/

I visited Long Beach about 7-8 yrs after Hazel. Still destruction around and so surprising to see a beach eroded so and with virtually no cottages. There was one cottage that was on a high sand dune on the second row and protected by live oaks. It survived unscathed....but that's the only one I know of....others, were gone or demolished.
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:39 PM
 
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So no Cat3 or higher strength storm has made landfall before June 27th in the US. This one also claimed 400+ lives unfortunately with a 12+foot storm surge pushing several miles inland, storm sped up overnight hitting many hours earlier than expected & no weather satellites existed then. Appears similar hit/effect to Hurricane Rita in 2005 but with much more preparedness, knowledge & availability to information compared to back then.
https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/st...27629513396224
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:11 PM
 
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On this date, July 27, 1943 the first flight into the eye of a hurricane was recorded...and it was all over a bet. Regular flights started the following year after this event though. This was a storm landfalling near Galveston, TX. And here’s details of the storm, towards the bottom is about the flight. And an interesting note just after that how storm damage reports on war materials in the region were censored due to the effect they may have had on the war effort that was being fought on two fronts at the time. https://www.weather.gov/hgx/projects...prisehurricane

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Old 08-13-2019, 09:11 PM
 
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15th anniversary of Hurricane Charley:
https://twitter.com/pppapin/status/1161324441906712576
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille:

https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/st...01105937178625
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:16 PM
 
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28th anniversary of Cat2 hurricane Bob all the way up into Rhode Island.

https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/st...44747781853187
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:22 PM
 
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Andrew 27 years ago:
https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/st...37821017341952
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