Ocean City (inc assatague island to south),Maryland's history with tropical 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.

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,2013bdxtropst
52 times in 142yrs end of 2013


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,Andrea,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=35, 67.31% H=17, 32.69%

Longest gap between storms
11 years 1904-1916

How often Ocean City gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.73 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.( hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours )
(9h)once every 15.78 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
90mph

Statistically when Ocean City should be affected next
affected in 2013

Last affected by
June 7th,2013 extratropical Storm Andrea passes over while moving N.E with 45mph winds from the gulf of mexico.

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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