August 16, 2013
National Weather Service remembers Emily
and posts other storm information
By IRENE NOLAN
The National Weather Service in Newport, N.C., now has a webpage that marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Emily.
the Weather Service folks have added two other interesting pages on the
website for those who follow tropical activity in North Carolina.
Hurricane Emily webpage has a case study of the storm that “brushed”
lower Hatteras Island causing an historic storm surge. It includes a
summary of the storm and its impacts and various graphics and a few
The Weather Service plans another webpage remembering
the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Isabel, which will be posted online
later this month.
Also recently posted on the site is a complete
list of all landfalling tropical systems to hit our area of Eastern
North Carolina since 1851.
It was compiled by Zachary P. Sefcovic, the 2012 NOAA Hollings Scholar at Valparaiso University in Indiana.
list, in table form, gives the year, date, storm name, storm number for
the year, Saffir-Simpson Scale intensity, and a few details on the
history of each of the 167 tropical cyclones. It includes tropical
cyclones and extratropical/post-tropical storms that have made landfall
in the Newport/Morehead City Weather Service Warning Area of Onslow,
Carteret, Hyde, and Dare counties.
There is another report with
such nuggets as landfall and impacts of tropical systems in our area
with lots of charts and graphs, including direct hits and indirect
hits, landfalls by month and year, landfall by county, landfall by
intensity, and lots more.
Certainly, weather buffs will be interested in spending some time looking over this information.
Hurricane Emily website: http://www.weather.gov/mhx/Emily
Impacts of tropical systems: http://www.weather.gov/mhx/TropicalImpacts
Tropical systems that have hit Eastern North Carolina since 1851: http://www.weather.gov/mhx//TropicalClimatology