(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
Years within or near core 1872bdts,1874bdts,1877bdxts,1879,1881bdtsbr,1882bdts,1882ts,1888bdxts,1889tsbr,1893tsbr,1893br,1893ts,1894br,1894,1897-2tsbr,1899bdxtsbr,1902-2bdxtropst,1903,1904bdxtropst,1916xtropst,1923xtrop,1924xtropst,1933tsbr ,1934br,1936,1943ts,1944bdts,1944br,1944bdxtropst,1953br,1954br,1955tsbr,1960ts,1960,1961ts,1967ts,1971ts,1972tsbr,1976br,1983tsbr 1985,1986tsbr,1992ts,1996bdts,1999,2004ts,2008tsbdbr,2011,2012xtroph 51
times in 141yrs end of 2012
Names from list
above Barbara,Carol,Connie,Brenda,Donna,Gerda,Doria,Doria (again),Agnes,Belle,Dean,Gloria,Charley,Danielle,Bertha,Floyd ,Charley,Hanna,Irene,Sandy,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=34, 66.67% H=17, 33.33%
Longest gap between storms 11 years 1904-1916
How often Ocean City gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.80 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.( hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours ) (9h)once every 15.67 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 90mph
Statistically when Ocean City should be affected
next hit in 2012
by 2012 Oct 29th, Hurricane Sandy hits just north with 90mph winds from the ESE while beoming post tropical,overall minor damage here compared to areas further north.
This areas hurricane past 1879 from south Aug 18th 100mph 1894 in Oct on the 10th ,80mph from the SSW passes just east. 1903 sept 16th a cat 1,85mph moves through from the south. Almost every building was damaged with many landmark hotel partially unfoofed. 1936 Sept 18th, a hurricane brushes just east while recurving out to sea from the south with 95mph winds.Boardwalk partially destroyed. 1960 hurricane Donna sept 12th 110mph just east from the SSW before anemometer was broken,system had a very large eye up to 100 miles wide 1985 hurricane Gloria just
east with 95mph winds on Sept 27th, from the south causing minor damage here, more on Hurricane Gloria here.
1999 sept 16th hurricane Floyd 75mph eye passes over while weakening to a tropical storm from the SSW press recorded of 28.88.
2011 Aug 28th,Hurricane irene passes just east with 80mph winds while moving NNE causing minor damage.Highest wind gust reported at 55mph with sustained barely tropical storm force hurricane force winds remain offshore. Irene model history
2012 Oct 29th, Hurricane Sandy hits just north with 90mph winds from the ESE while beoming post tropical,overall minor damage here compared to areas further north. Ocean City At the Beach Enterprises reported a gust to 75mph,station has unknown elevation. Ocean City inlet surge 4.33ft ,1 death in MarylandSandy model history | Sandy wind analysis from HRD | Hurricane warning show.....Subscription required | post NHC
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