WHY HURRICANES DON'T MAKE IT TO DELMARVA OFTEN
Early on Hurricane Florence looked a lot like she might make
it to the Delmarva beaches but forcasters anticipations fluttered out while she was still three days out. We have had some mighty close brushes with hurricanes but landfall is uncommon on this part of the east coast.
University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment,
has explained this has to due to the warmer water of the Gulf Stream
out of the Gulf of Mexico and as it approaches the cape of Hatteras area
veers off to follow the continental shelf going northwest . The storms will
folow that warm water.
What we get are the nor'easters , every year, maybe up to twelve
which are as damaging as hurricanes. These are the words of Arthur
Trembanis, a proffessor at UDEOE .
September 2003, Isabel, category 2, hit on North Carolina's Drum
Inlet, funneled winds and waves up the Chesapeake, also Floyd, another
category 2, reduced to a tropical storm, in 1999, brushed the Delmarva
and Jersey coast after landfall on Cape Fear.
In the northern hemisphere a storm carries the bad winds, waves
and great storm surge in its right hand quadrant. The hurricans bring along
lots of moisture that causes devistation even where the winds don't hit.
Camille in 1969, made landfalll on Mississippi coasts, killing 256
residents, many of the deaths of flooding in Virginia. 31 inches of rain
reported in Virginia.
The 2012 Sandy made landfall at Brigantine, New Jersey, but also
caused Cristfield, Maryland first responders proplems with high water
Abstract: 09/19/18 by HARRISON H., from; 09/19/18 Delaware
Coast Press, a Salisbury Daily Times article by Rose Velazquez,
through USA TODAY - Delmmamrva.
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