List of United States hurricanes

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Continental United States hurricane strikes 1950-2007

The list of United States hurricanes includes all tropical cyclones officially recorded to have produced sustained winds of greater than 74 mph (118 km/h) in the United States, which is the minimum threshold for hurricane intensity. The list, which is sorted by U.S. state, begins in 1851 with the start of the official Atlantic hurricane database (HURDAT), as provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hurricane Research Division; the data from 1941 to 1979 is subject to change, due to the lack of official wind speed estimates during the time period. Since 1851, a total of 290 North Atlantic hurricanes produced hurricane-force winds in 19 states along the Atlantic coast. Some of these storms may not have made a direct landfall (i.e. remained just offshore) while producing hurricane-force winds on land; some of them may have weakened to a tropical storm or became extratropical before landfall but produced hurricane conditions on land while still a hurricane and some of them made landfall in an adjacent state but produced hurricane conditions over multiple states. This list does not include storms that only produced tropical storm conditions on land in the United States.

Additionally, three Pacific hurricanes struck Hawaii, and one Pacific tropical cyclone brought hurricane force winds to California. The tables list hurricanes by category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, based on winds that occurred in each state.

Statistics[edit]

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A total of 290 Atlantic tropical cyclones have produced hurricane-force winds in every state along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, as well as Pennsylvania. Florida was affected by 116 hurricanes, which was more than any other state; Texas ranked second. Hurricane Donna affected a total of eight states—more than any other hurricane.[1]

The earliest time in the year for a hurricane to strike the nation was June 9, which was set by Hurricane Alma in 1966. The earliest major hurricane to strike the nation occurred in 1934, when an unnamed tropical cyclone made landfall on June 16. The latest in the year for a hurricane to strike the nation was on November 24 with Hurricane Iwa in Hawaii; for the Atlantic basin the latest was on November 22, which was set by Hurricane Kate in 1985. The latest in the year for a major hurricane to strike the nation was from the 1921 Tampa Bay hurricane, which moved ashore on October 25.[1]

The 1880s were the most active decade for the United States, with a total of 25 hurricanes affecting the nation. By contrast, the least active decade was the 1970s, with a total of only 12 hurricanes affecting the American coastline. A total of 32 seasons on record passed without an Atlantic hurricane affecting the country—the most recent of which was the 2013 season. Seven Atlantic hurricanes affected the country in the 1886 season, which was the year with the most United States hurricanes.[1]

Impact[edit]

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 was the most intense hurricane to make landfall on the country, having struck the Florida Keys with a pressure of 892 mbar. It was one of only three hurricanes to move ashore as a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale; the others were Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which had a landfalling pressure of 900 mbar and 922 mbar, respectively. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the third most intense hurricane to strike the country with a pressure of 920 mbar, though its winds were not as strong as Andrew.[2]

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 was the deadliest hurricane in the history of the United States, killing at least 8,000 people. The 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane caused at least 2,500 casualties, and in 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed about 1,500 people. In the 1893 season, two hurricanes each caused over 1,000 deaths.[2]

Accounting for inflation, nine Atlantic hurricanes caused a damage total of over $10 billion (2006 USD), including three from the 2005 season. The costliest was Hurricane Katrina, with damage amounting to $84.6 billion, though in normalized dollars it may only be second to the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926. Of the thirty costliest United States hurricanes, ten were after the year 2000.[2]

A 2010 study published in Natural Hazards Review, a journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers, “Normalized Hurricane Damage in the United State: 1900-2005” (PDF), analyzed storm-related property damage figures from 1900 through 2005 adjusted (“normalized”) for inflation, wealth and population factors over time. The study found that: 1) Using normalized figures, hurricane-related damages steadily increased from 1900 to 2005; 2) Based on the adjusted data, Hurricane Katrina is the second-most destructive storm in U.S. history. The top-ranking storm in terms of property damage is the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926, with losses between $140–157 billion in 2005 dollars; 3) While 1996-2005 was the second-most costly period for storm-related damages, the preceding periods of 1976-1985 and 1986-1995 were “anomalously benign,” accounting for only 10% of all storm damage reported since 1900; 4) Approximately 85% of all storm-related damages occur in the months of August (35%) and September (50%).[3]

States bordering the Atlantic Ocean[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 3 August 26 1852 Unnamed 2 October 18 1916
Unnamed 1 September 29 1917 Unnamed 3 August 21 1926
Unnamed 1[notes 1] August 31 1856 Unnamed 1 September 1 1932
Unnamed 1 September 16 1859 Baker 1 August 31 1950
Unnamed 2 August 12 1860 Camille 1 August 18 1969
Unnamed 1 September 16 1860 Eloise 1[notes 1] September 23 1975
Unnamed 1 July 30 1870 Frederic 3 September 13 1979
Unnamed 1[notes 1] September 10 1882 Elena 3 September 2 1985
Unnamed 2 October 3 1893 Opal 1[notes 1] October 4 1995
Unnamed 1 August 15 1901 Danny 1 July 19 1997
Unnamed 2 September 27 1906 Ivan 3 September 16 2004
Unnamed 1 September 14 1912 Dennis 1[notes 1] July 10 2005
Unnamed 2 July 5 1916 Katrina 3 August 29 2005
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[4]

Connecticut[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of New England hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Carol 3 August 31 1954
Unnamed 1 September 8 1869 Donna 2 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 August 24 1893 Agnes 1 June 22 1972
Unnamed 1 October 10 1894 Gloria 2 September 27 1985
Unnamed 3 September 21 1938 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Unnamed 2 September 15 1944
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Delaware[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Delaware hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 October 23 1878
Unnamed 1 September 16 1903
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Florida[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Florida hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 3 August 23 1851 Unnamed 3 October 25 1921
Unnamed 1 August 26 1852 Unnamed 1 September 15 1924
Unnamed 1 September 12 1852 Unnamed 1 October 21 1924
Unnamed 2 October 9 1852 Unnamed 2 July 27 1926
Unnamed 1 September 8 1854 Unnamed 4 September 18 1926
Unnamed 2 August 31 1856 Unnamed 1[notes 2] October 21 1926
Unnamed 1 September 16 1859 Unnamed 2 August 8 1928
Unnamed 1 October 28 1859 Unnamed 4 September 17 1928
Unnamed 1[notes 2] August 16 1861 Unnamed 3 September 28 1929
Unnamed 2 October 23 1865 Unnamed 1 September 1 1932
Unnamed 1 October 6 1867 Unnamed 1 July 30 1933
Unnamed 1[notes 2] October 9 1870 Unnamed 3 September 4 1933
Unnamed 1 October 20 1870 Unnamed 5 September 3 1935
Unnamed 3 August 16 1871 Unnamed 2 November 4 1935
Unnamed 2 August 25 1871 Unnamed 2 July 31 1936
Unnamed 1 September 6 1871 Unnamed 1 August 11 1939
Unnamed 1 September 19 1873 Unnamed 2 October 6 1941
Unnamed 3 October 7 1873 Unnamed 3 October 19 1944
Unnamed 1 September 28 1874 Unnamed 1 June 24 1945
Unnamed 2 October 20 1876 Unnamed 3 September 15 1945
Unnamed 1 September 19 1877 Unnamed 1 October 8 1946
Unnamed 3 October 3 1877 Unnamed 4 September 17 1947
Unnamed 2 September 10 1878 Unnamed 1 October 11 1947
Unnamed 2 August 29 1880 Unnamed 4 September 21 1948
Unnamed 1 October 8 1880 Unnamed 2 October 5 1948
Unnamed 3 September 10 1882 Unnamed 4 August 26 1949
Unnamed 1 October 11 1882 Easy 3 September 5 1950
Unnamed 1 August 24 1885 King 4 October 18 1950
Unnamed 2 June 21 1886 Florence 1 September 26 1953
Unnamed 2 June 30 1886 Flossy 1 September 24 1956
Unnamed 1 July 18 1886 Donna 4 September 10 1960
Unnamed 1 July 27 1887 Cleo 2 August 27 1964
Unnamed 3 August 16 1888 Dora 2 September 10 1964
Unnamed 2 October 11 1888 Isbell 2 October 14 1964
Unnamed 1 August 24 1891 Betsy 3 September 8 1965
Unnamed 1 August 27 1893 Alma 2 June 9 1966
Unnamed 2 September 25 1894 Inez 1 October 8 1966
Unnamed 3 October 9 1894 Gladys 2 October 19 1968
Unnamed 2 July 7 1896 Agnes 1 June 19 1972
Unnamed 3 September 29 1896 Eloise 3 September 23 1975
Unnamed 1 August 3 1898 David 2 September 3 1979
Unnamed 2 October 2 1898 Elena 3 September 1 1985
Unnamed 2 August 1 1899 Kate 2 November 21 1985
Unnamed 1 August 11 1903 Floyd 1 October 12 1987
Unnamed 1 October 17 1904 Andrew 5 August 24 1992
Unnamed 1 June 16 1906 Erin 2 August 3 1995
Unnamed 2 September 27 1906 Opal 3 October 4 1995
Unnamed 3 October 18 1906 Earl 1 September 3 1998
Unnamed 3 October 11 1909 Georges 2 September 25 1998
Unnamed 2 October 18 1910 Irene 1[notes 3] October 15 1999
Unnamed 1 August 11 1911 Charley 4 August 13 2004
Unnamed 1 September 14 1912 Frances 2 September 5 2004
Unnamed 1 August 1 1915 Ivan 3 September 16 2004
Unnamed 1 September 4 1915 Jeanne 3 September 26 2004
Unnamed 2 July 5 1916 Dennis 3 July 10 2005
Unnamed 2 October 18 1916 Katrina 3 August 25 2005
Unnamed 3 September 29 1917 Rita 1[notes 2] September 20 2005
Unnamed 4 September 10 1919 Wilma 3 October 24 2005
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Georgia[edit]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1[notes 1] August 24 1851 Unnamed 1[notes 1] October 9 1894
Unnamed 1[notes 1] October 10 1852 Unnamed 2 September 29 1896
Unnamed 1 October 21 1853 Unnamed 1 August 31 1898
Unnamed 3 September 8 1854 Unnamed 4 October 2 1898
Unnamed 1[notes 1] August 31 1856 Unnamed 1 August 28 1911
Unnamed 1[notes 1] October 3 1877 Unnamed 1 September 18 1928
Unnamed 1 September 11 1878 "Labor Day" 1[notes 1] September 5 1935
Unnamed 2 August 28 1881 Unnamed 1 August 11 1940
Unnamed 1 August 25 1885 Unnamed 2 October 15 1947
Unnamed 1[notes 1] June 21 1886 Unnamed 1 August 27 1949
Unnamed 1[notes 1] June 30 1886 David 2 September 4 1979
Unnamed 3 August 28 1893 Kate 1[notes 1] November 22 1985
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[4]

Louisiana[edit]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 2 August 25 1852 Unnamed 3 August 26 1926
Unnamed 3 September 16 1855 Unnamed 2 June 16 1934
Unnamed 4 August 11 1856 Unnamed 1 August 15 1938
Unnamed 3 August 11 1860 Unnamed 2 August 7 1940
Unnamed 2 September 15 1860 Unnamed 2 September 19 1947
Unnamed 2 October 2 1860 Unnamed 1 September 4 1948
Unnamed 2 September 13 1865 Flossy 2 September 24 1956
Unnamed 2 October 4 1867 Audrey 4 June 27 1957
Unnamed 1 September 5 1869 Hilda 3 October 3 1964
Unnamed 1 September 18 1877 Betsy 3 September 10 1965
Unnamed 2 August 23 1879 Camille 5 August 17 1969
Unnamed 3 September 1 1879 Edith 2 September 16 1971
Unnamed 2 June 14 1886 Carmen 3 September 8 1974
Unnamed 3 October 12 1886 Babe 1 September 5 1977
Unnamed 1 October 19 1887 Bob 1 September 11 1979
Unnamed 2 August 19 1888 Danny 1 August 15 1985
Unnamed 1 September 23 1889 Juan 1 October 28 1985
Unnamed 2 September 7 1893 Florence 1 September 10 1988
Unnamed 4 October 2 1893 Andrew 3 August 26 1992
Unnamed 1 September 12 1897 Danny 1 July 18 1997
Unnamed 1 August 14 1901 Lili 1 October 3 2002
Unnamed 1 September 27 1906 Cindy 1 July 6 2005
Unnamed 3 September 20 1909 Katrina 3 August 29 2005
Unnamed 1 August 17 1915 Rita 5 September 24 2005
Unnamed 3 September 29 1915 Humberto 1 September 13 2007
Unnamed 2 September 29 1917 Gustav 2 September 1 2008
Unnamed 3 August 7 1918 Ike 1 September 13 2008
Unnamed 2 September 21 1920 Isaac 1 August 28 2012
Unnamed 1 October 16 1923
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[4]

Maine[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of New England hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 2 October 4 1869 Donna 1 September 13 1960
Carol 1[notes 4] September 7 1953 Gerda 1 September 10 1969
Edna 1 September 11 1954 Gloria 1 September 27 1985
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Maryland[edit]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 October 23 1878
Unnamed 1 August 23 1933
Hazel 2 October 15 1954
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Massachusetts[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of New England hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Unnamed 3 September 21 1938
Unnamed 3 September 8 1869 Unnamed 1 September 15 1944
Unnamed 1 October 4 1869 Edna 3 September 11 1954
Unnamed 1 August 19 1879 Donna 1 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 September 10 1896 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Unnamed 1 August 26 1924
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Mississippi[edit]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 3 August 26 1852 Unnamed 3 July 6 1916
Unnamed 3 August 16 1855 Unnamed 1 October 16 1923
Unnamed 3 August 12 1860 Unnamed 1 September 21 1926
Unnamed 2 September 15 1860 Unnamed 2 September 19 1947
Unnamed 1[notes 1] August 20 1888 Ethel 1 September 15 1960
Unnamed 2 October 2 1893 Camille 5 August 18 1969
Unnamed 1 August 15 1901 Frederic 3 September 13 1979
Unnamed 2 September 27 1906 Elena 3 September 2 1985
Unnamed 2 September 21 1909 Georges 2 September 29 1998
Unnamed 2 September 29 1915 Katrina 3 August 29 2005
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

New Hampshire[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of New England hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Donna 1 September 13 1960
Gloria 2 September 27 1985
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

New Jersey[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of New Jersey hurricanes.

Although Hurricane Sandy struck the state in October 2012 and produced hurricane force winds, it became an extratropical cyclone before landfall or producing any hurricane-strength winds.[5]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 October 23 1869
Unnamed 1 September 16 1903
Unnamed 1 September 8 1934
Unnamed 1[notes 2] September 14 1944
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

New York[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of New York hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Carol 3 August 31 1954
Unnamed 1 September 8 1869 Donna 2 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 August 24 1893 Agnes 1 June 22 1972
Unnamed 1 October 10 1894 Belle 1 August 10 1976
Unnamed 1 September 8 1934 Gloria 3 September 27 1985
Unnamed 3 September 21 1938 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Unnamed 2 September 15 1944 Sandy 1[notes 5] October 29 2012
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

North Carolina[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of North Carolina hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 13 1857 Unnamed 2[notes 2] September 14 1944
Unnamed 1 September 27 1861 Unnamed 1[notes 2] August 24 1949
Unnamed 1 November 2 1861 Barbara 1 August 14 1953
Unnamed 1 September 24 1874 Carol 2 August 31 1954
Unnamed 1 September 17 1876 Hazel 4 October 15 1954
Unnamed 2 October 23 1878 Connie 3 August 12 1955
Unnamed 3 August 18 1879 Diane 1 August 17 1955
Unnamed 1 September 9 1880 Ione 3 September 19 1955
Unnamed 2 September 9 1881 Helene 3[notes 2] September 27 1958
Unnamed 2 September 11 1883 Donna 3 September 12 1960
Unnamed 2 September 25 1885 Ginger 1 September 30 1971
Unnamed 1[notes 2] August 20 1887 Diana 2 September 13 1984
Unnamed 1[notes 1] August 28 1893 Gloria 3 September 27 1985
Unnamed 1 October 13 1893 Charley 1 August 17 1986
Unnamed 1[notes 1] September 29 1896 Hugo 1[notes 1] September 22 1989
Unnamed 3 August 18 1899 Emily 3[notes 2] August 31 1993
Unnamed 2 October 31 1899 Bertha 2 July 12 1996
Unnamed 1 July 11 1901 Fran 3 September 6 1996
Unnamed 1 September 17 1906 Bonnie 2 August 27 1998
Unnamed 1 July 31 1908 Floyd 2 September 16 1999
Unnamed 1 September 3 1913 Irene 2[notes 2] October 18 1999
Unnamed 1 August 24 1918 Isabel 2 September 18 2003
Unnamed 1[notes 2] August 26 1924 Alex 1[notes 2] August 3 2004
Unnamed 1 August 23 1933 Charley 1 August 14 2004
Unnamed 2[notes 2] September 16 1933 Ophelia 1[notes 2] September 14 2005
Unnamed 1[notes 2] September 9 1934 Irene 1 August 27 2011
Unnamed 1 September 18 1936 Arthur 2[notes 6] July 4 2014
Unnamed 1 August 1 1944
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[4]

Pennsylvania[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Pennsylvania hurricanes.

Though not directly bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the Gale of 1878 produced hurricane force winds in the state, the only tropical cyclone on record to do so.[1] Furthermore, Hurricane Agnes (1972) had a severe impact on the state. Although it had been only a Category 1 storm, and had weakened to a tropical depression by the time it reached Pennsylvania, Hurricane Agnes nevertheless caused severe flooding, as well as enormous economic damage.

Rhode Island[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of New England hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Unnamed 2 September 15 1944
Unnamed 1 September 8 1869 Carol 3 August 31 1954
Unnamed 1 October 10 1894 Donna 2 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 September 10 1896 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Unnamed 3 September 21 1938
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

South Carolina[edit]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 2 September 8 1854 Unnamed 2 August 28 1911
Unnamed 1 June 22 1867 Unnamed 1 October 8 1913
Unnamed 1 September 28 1874 Unnamed 2 July 14 1916
Unnamed 1 September 12 1878 Unnamed 1 September 18 1928
Unnamed 1 August 28 1881 Unnamed 2 August 11 1940
Unnamed 1 September 11 1883 Unnamed 2 October 15 1947
Unnamed 3 August 25 1885 Able 1 August 31 1952
Unnamed 3 August 28 1893 Hazel 4 October 15 1954
Unnamed 3 October 13 1893 Cindy 1 July 9 1959
Unnamed 1 September 27 1894 Gracie 3 September 29 1959
Unnamed 1 September 29 1896 David 2 September 4 1979
Unnamed 1 August 31 1898 Bob 1 July 25 1985
Unnamed 2 October 31 1899 Hugo 4 September 22 1989
Unnamed 1 September 14 1904 Charley 1 August 14 2004
Unnamed 1 September 17 1906 Gaston 1 August 29 2004
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Texas[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Texas hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 June 25 1851 Unnamed 4 August 14 1932
Unnamed 1 June 26 1854 Unnamed 2[notes 4] August 7 1933
Unnamed 2 September 18 1854 Unnamed 3 September 5 1933
Unnamed 1 September 13 1865 Unnamed 2 July 25 1934
Unnamed 2 July 15 1866 Unnamed 1 June 27 1936
Unnamed 1 October 2 1867 Unnamed 2 August 8 1940
Unnamed 2 August 17 1869 Unnamed 3 September 23 1941
Unnamed 3 September 16 1875 Unnamed 1 August 21 1942
Unnamed 2 August 23 1879 Unnamed 3 August 30 1942
Unnamed 3[notes 4] August 13 1880 Unnamed 2 July 27 1943
Unnamed 2 June 14 1886 Unnamed 2 August 27 1945
Unnamed 4 August 20 1886 Unnamed 1 August 24 1947
Unnamed 1[notes 4] September 23 1886 Unnamed 2 October 4 1949
Unnamed 2 October 12 1886 Audrey 4 June 27 1957
Unnamed 2 September 21 1887 Debra 1 July 25 1959
Unnamed 1 June 17 1888 Carla 4 September 11 1961
Unnamed 1 July 5 1891 Cindy 1 September 17 1963
Unnamed 1[notes 4] August 30 1895 Beulah 3 September 20 1967
Unnamed 1 September 13 1897 Celia 3 August 3 1970
Unnamed 4 September 9 1900 Fern 1 September 10 1971
Unnamed 2 June 29 1909 Allen 3 August 10 1980
Unnamed 3 July 21 1909 Alicia 3 August 18 1983
Unnamed 1[notes 4] August 27 1909 Bonnie 1 June 28 1986
Unnamed 2 September 14 1910 Chantal 1 August 1 1989
Unnamed 2 October 16 1912 Jerry 1 October 16 1989
Unnamed 1 June 27 1913 Bret 3 August 23 1999
Unnamed 4 August 17 1915 Claudette 1 July 15 2003
Unnamed 4 August 18 1916 Rita 2 September 24 2005
Unnamed 1 August 7 1918 Humberto 1 September 13 2007
Unnamed 3 September 14 1919 Dolly 1 July 23 2008
Unnamed 1 June 22 1921 Ike 2 September 13 2008
Unnamed 1 June 28 1929
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

Virginia[edit]

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 17 1876 Unnamed 1 August 23 1933
Unnamed 1 October 23 1878 Unnamed 1[notes 2] September 16 1933
Unnamed 2 August 18 1879 Unnamed 1 September 18 1936
Unnamed 1[notes 1] October 13 1893 Unnamed 2[notes 2] September 14 1944
Unnamed 1 September 29 1894 Connie 1 August 12 1955
Unnamed 1[notes 1] September 30 1896 Isabel 1 September 18 2003
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012[1]

States bordering the Pacific Ocean[edit]

Southwestern United States[edit]

The 1858 San Diego Hurricane is the only Pacific tropical cyclone known to have produced hurricane-force winds in California; it affected San Diego on October 2, 1858, though its center remained just offshore. In the 20th century, only four tropical cyclones produced tropical storm force winds in the southwestern United States: a tropical storm in September 1939 in California, Hurricane Joanne in October 1972 in Arizona, Hurricane Kathleen in September 1976 in Arizona and California, and Hurricane Nora in September 1997 in Arizona.[6]

Hawaii[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Hawaii hurricanes.
Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Dot 1 August 7 1959
Iwa 1 November 24 1982
Iniki 4 September 11 1992
Source: 1959 Central Pacific Hurricane Season[7]
1982 Central Pacific Hurricane Season[8]
1992 Central Pacific Hurricane Season[9]

Climatological statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Hurricane conditions in this state were limited to inland areas.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r This hurricane did not made landfall, but produced hurricane conditions over the state indicated.
  3. ^ This storm weakened to a tropical storm before landfall, but produced hurricane conditions in the state indicated ahead of landfall.
  4. ^ a b c d e f This hurricane made landfall in an adjacent country (Canada or Mexico) but produced hurricane conditions in the state indicated.
  5. ^ This storm became extratropical before landfall, but produced hurricane conditions over the state indicated while still a tropical cyclone.
  6. ^ Operational estimate of landfall category; actual impact level to be determined.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Hurricane Research Division (2012). "Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2012". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b c Eric S. Blake, Edward N. Rappaport, Christopher W. Landsea (2007). "The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones From 1851 to 2006" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Normalized Hurricane Damage in the United States: 1900–2005". Journalist's Resource.org. 
  4. ^ a b c d Hurricane Research Division (2008). "Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  5. ^ Eric S. Blake, et al. (2013-02-12) (PDF). Hurricane Sandy Tropical Cyclone Report (Report). National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL182012_Sandy.pdf. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  6. ^ Michael Chenoweth and Chris Landsea (2004). "The San Diego Hurricane of October 2, 1858". American Meteorological Society. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  7. ^ Central Pacific Hurricane Season. "1959 Central Pacific Hurricane Season". Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  8. ^ Central Pacific Hurricane Season. "1982 Central Pacific Hurricane Season". Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  9. ^ Central Pacific Hurricane Season. "1992 Central Pacific Hurricane Season". Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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