Category: Hurricanes/Tropical

Gloria: The Last Connecticut Hurricane

Recent storms such as Hurricane Sandy (2012) and Tropical Storm Irene (2011) were memorable, but Hurricane Gloria was the last storm to directly strike Connecticut as a hurricane, as it did on September 27th,...

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Hurricane Bob

Hurricane Bob slammed eastern New England on August 19th, 1991. Hurricane Warnings were posted by the National Hurricane Center from North Carolina, all the way up to Maine. The storm brushed the Outer Banks of...

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Other Storms and Near-Misses

Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was a powerful storm and one of the most significant weather events in decades to hit the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region. Although the storm was a hurricane as it approached the...

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Connecticut Hurricanes

In 1985, After a 25 year hurricane “drought”, Hurricane Gloria threatened the area. Due to its’ strength, large size and forecast track towards New York City, it was one of the biggest weather stories...

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New England Hurricane Tracks

The “typical” New England hurricane starts out between the coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. There have been cases in which a storm developed further northwest, but for the sake of averages, the...

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Was Sandy a Hurricane?

The simple answer is yes, Sandy WAS a hurricane when the storm impacted Connecticut. A couple of key questions to answer: Did the National Hurricane Center (NHC) consider Sandy a hurricane at that time? Did...

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Be Hurricane Prepared in the Fall

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms are favored along the east coast in the fall. Believe it or not, the hurricane season actually peaks from September into early October. And as we get into October, storm tracks...

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Hurricane of 1938 Reanalysis

A team of researchers recently finished a reanalysis, which included the Hurricane of ’38. The original intensity was Category 2 with winds near 100 MPH at landfall on Long Island. The new data increased...

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