(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm
(bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names
are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm
description is given(since 1871).
within or near core 1872bdts,1874bdts,1877xtropstbd,1879,1881tsbr,1882bdtsbr,1882ts,1888xtropstbd,1893,1893bdtsbr,1894tsbr,1894,1897tsbr,1899bdxtropstbr,1900xtropst,1902xtropstbd,1903,1904xtroph, 1916bdxtropst,1924xtroph,1934bdxtropst,1934xtrophbr,1936,1938brm,1944tsbd,1944br,1944xtropst,1954brm,1955bdtsbr,1960ts,1960, 1961ts,1971
ts,1972tsbr,1976,1985,1985tsbr,1996bdts,1999ts,2004ts,2008tsbd,2011ts,2012xtroph,2013bdxtropst, 44 times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=30, 68.18% H=14, 31.81%
Longest gap between storms 11 years 1905-1915
How often Atlantic City gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.32 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 to 60 miles to include small hurricanes) (11h)once every 13.27 years state stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane force winds for at least a few hours) (0) no data
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 86mph
Statistically when Atlantic City should be affected
next due in 2018
This is just a statistical average & does
not mean the area will be affected by that year
Last affected by June 8th,2013 extratropical Storm Andrea passes over while moving N.E out to sea with 45mph winds from the gulf of mexico.
This areas hurricane past 1879 Aug 18th,90mph to the east from the SSW 1893 aug 24th a hurricane with 90mph winds passes approx 30 miles to the east while heading NNE 1894 Oct 10th,85mph winds just east from the SSW 1903 a cat 1 hits with 75mph winds on sept 16th from the south dubbed "the Vagabond Hurricane"because it seemed to wonder in unexpected & unwanted. Considerable damage est at 8 Million. 1904 Sept 15th,xtratropical hurricane hits from the SW with 75mph winds 1924 extratropical hurricane hits just east from the SSW on Sept 30th with 75mph winds 1936 Sept 19th a 95mph hurricane turns back out to sea from the S.W while passing just east of here. 1960 Sept 12th,hurricane Donna passes approx 60 miles to the east from the SSW of Atlantic city with 105mph winds 9 killed in new jersey. more here 1976 Aug 9th, Hurricane Belle passes just east with 90mph winds from the south 1985 hurricane Gloria stays just offshore while moving north with 90mph winds.Shuts down NYSE on sept 27th. Newspaper article #1 | #2| more on Hurricane Gloria here
2012 Oct 29th Hurricane Sandy hits while becoming post tropical with winds around 80mph and 945mb major hurricane type pressure. Sustained hurricane-force winds therefore almost certainly occurred in New Jersey, although these are believed to have occurred exclusively after Sandy’s extratropical transition. Area hit very hard especially from storm surge with worst damage further north. New Jersey death toll as of Nov 3rd was 22 with coastal destruction north of the Casino area. Six to 8.5 inches of rain reported total for storm in Atlantic City 945.5MB.Atlantic City Marina reported gust to 78mph, Atlantic City surge 5.82ft,12 deaths in N.JSandy model history | Sandy best models | Sandy visible satellite movie | Sandy wind analysis from HRD | Hurricane warning show | Sandy caught on film | PBS documentary Hurricane Sandy | post NHC | radar loop | Ocean city flooding video | USGS surge info
Stat sources:NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research division Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............