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The History of East Coast Hurricanes

 

Hurricane Irene was no anomaly, according to historical data presented by Weather Underground. Over the last 400 years, it's been rare for more than 15 years to pass without a strong hurricane hitting the New Jersey to New England region. Here's a list of prominent recorded hurricanes affecting that region.

Chronology
  • August 1635 (The Great Colonial Hurricane)
  • August 3, 1638
  • October 5, 1638
  • September 7, 1675
  • August 23, 1683
  • October 29, 1693
  • October 18, 1703
  • October 14, 1706
  • October 25, 1716
  • September 27, 1727
  • October 22, 1743
  • October 8, 1749
  • October 24, 1761
  • September 8, 1769
  • September 3, 1775
  • October 9,1783
  • August 19, 1788
  • October 9, 1804 (the famous snow hurricane)
  • August 23, 1806
  • September 23, 1815 (The Great Gale)
  • September 3, 1821 (Last Time a Hurricane Passed Directly over New York City)
  • June 4, 1825
  • October 3, 1841
  • October 13, 1846
  • October 7, 1849
  • July 19, 1850
  • August 22, 1850
  • September 11, 1854
  • August 19, 1856
  • September 15, 1858
  • September 8, 1869
  • October 5, 1869 (Saxby’s Gale)
  • September 1877
  • October 24, 1878
  • August 1879
  • August 24, 1893
  • October 1, 1896
  • September 16, 1903
  • September 15, 1904
  • September 30, 1920
  • October 23, 1923
  • September 21, 1938
  • September 14, 1944
  • August 31, 1954 (Hurricane Carol)
  • October 15, 1954 (Hurricane Hazel)
  • August 1955 (Hurricanes Connie and Diane)
  • September 12, 1960 (Hurricane Donna)
  • September 27, 1985 (Hurricane Gloria)
  • August 19, 1991 (Hurricane Bob)
  • September 15, 1999 (Hurricane Floyd)

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Comments

Thanks for the chronology, I had no idea that there were so many... I thought that 1954 and 1955 were pretty interesting.
Posted @ Friday, September 02, 2011 9:44 AM by Patrick Krupka
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