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The History of East Coast Hurricanes

Posted on Fri, Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:30 AM


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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