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Hurricane Felix

Hurricane Felix was the third hurricane of the unusually active 1995 Atlantic hurricane season, and one that stalled off the coast of North Carolina, resulting in great uncertainty over its track, despite never making landfall. The hurricane caused 8 deaths and severe beach erosion from North Carolina to Massachusetts.

After stalling, Felix drifted eastward, and executed a clockwise loop before a shortwave trough brought the hurricane to the northeast, where cooler waters weakened it to a tropical storm. After passing to the east of Newfoundland, the storm became extratropical, persisting as an extratropical storm for three more days before it dissipated between Iceland and Ireland.

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