Atlantic City,New jersey's history with tropical systems(excluding extratropical systems)
Current weather

(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).

Years 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,1936,1938br(approx 80 miles away but 61mph winds sustained),1944tsbd,
1944br,1944xtropst,1954br,1955bdtsbr,1960ts,1960,1961ts,1971 ts,1972tsbr,1976,
1985,1985tsbr,1996bdts,1999ts,2004ts,2008tsbd ,2011ts,2012xtroph,2013bdxtropst,
44 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Carol,Diane,Brenda,Donna,Doria,Agnes,Belle,Gloria,Henri,Bertha,Floyd ,Charley,Hanna,Irene,Sandy,Andrea,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=30, 68.18% H=14, 31.81%

Longest gap between storms
11 years 1904-1916

How often Atlantic City gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.23 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 to 60 miles to include small hurricanes)
(11h)once every 12.91 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
87mph

Statistically when Atlantic City should be affected next
affected in 2013
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.....Subscription required | Sandy caught on film | PBS documentary Hurricane Sandy | post NHC | radar loop



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