20th Anniversary of Hurricane Lili

On October 18, 1996, Hurricane Lili slammed into Cuba with over 100 mph (160 km/hr) winds and heavy rains.  The storm, during its life cycle, would leave destruction from Central America to the British Isles. Lili formed from a tropical depression which developed on Oct. 15th in the typical breeding grounds for mid-October, the western […]

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25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob

On August 19, 1991, Hurricane Bob brushed the tip of Long Island and came ashore in Rhode Island.  Although only a Category 2 hurricane at that time, Bob managed to rack up a sizable damage bill to become one of the costliest New England hurricanes. Bob formed from a disturbance that split from a frontal […]

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20th Anniversary of Hurricane Bertha

On July 12, 1996, Hurricane Bertha roared ashore at Wrightsville Beach, NC, smashing piers and boats.  The storm had already left a trail of destruction across the northern Caribbean islands and subsequently brought heavy rainfall along the Eastern Seaboard. Bertha grew out of an African Easterly Wave that became a tropical depression on July 5th […]

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma

In the early morning hours of October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma came ashore on Florida’s Gulf coast.  The storm had set records and then ravaged the Yucatan Peninsula prior to this final landfall, but it still had plenty of power left to inflict great damage on southern Florida. The 2005 hurricane season was already one […]

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20th Anniversary of Hurricane Opal

On the afternoon of October 4, 1995, Hurricane Opal slammed into the Florida Panhandle.  After days of idling in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Opal had suddenly sprinted northward and intensified causing panic along the coast. The disturbance from which Opal formed had spent days drifting across the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea before forming a […]

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40th Anniversary of Hurricane Eloise

On the morning of September 23, 1975, Hurricane Eloise made landfall on the Florida panhandle.  A major hurricane as it struck the shore, it was the most destructive Atlantic hurricane that year. Eloise formed from an African Easterly Wave, but did not develop a closed circulation until it had crossed more than halfway across the […]

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Rita

Early on the morning of September 24, 2005, Major Hurricane Rita came ashore near the Texas/Louisiana border.  In the midst of the very active 2005 hurricane season, Rita caused considerable panic as it approached the coast, with scenes of destruction from Hurricane Katrina still playing on TV news programs.  It left behind a swath of […]

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20th Anniversary of Hurricane Luis

On the night of September 4, 1995, Hurricane Luis roared over the Lesser Antilles, bringing destruction to Antigua and Barbuda.  Luis also brought strong winds to Guadeloupe and Dominica and was the strongest hurricane to make landfall during the very busy 1995 hurricane season. Luis formed near the Cape Verde Islands and took a week […]

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Early on the morning of August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Louisiana delta region and the Mississippi coast.  The storm surge brought enormous damage to the Gulf Coast and, when the levees around New Orleans failed, a great number of fatalities.  Coming amidst the very busy 2005 hurricane season, Katrina brought death […]

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Dennis

On July 8, 2005, Hurricane Dennis became one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded in July.  It formed into a tropical depression on July 4th and struck the island of Grenada in the eastern Caribbean Sea.  It moved quickly northwestward while it strengthened.  It became a hurricane on July 6th while south of the […]

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