Milestones:  Remembering hurricanes Emily and Isabel
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.

Also, the Weather Service folks have added two other interesting pages on the website for those who follow tropical activity in North Carolina.

The 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 photos.

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.

The 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.

LINKS

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




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