Now-Hurricane Arthur Brings a Bit of October Fireworks to July

July 3, 2014

Tropical Storm Arthur now a Hurricane. Here’s what we know.

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5 Responses to “Now-Hurricane Arthur Brings a Bit of October Fireworks to July”

    • dumboldguy Says:

      It’s hitting the NC coast on the Fourth of July, the biggest “fireworks” day of the year? The damage it may do there if it intensifies and takes an unlucky path will evoke “ooohs” and “aaahs” from witnesses, just as “fireworks” do when they explode? October is a peak month for Atlantic hurricanes but this is July, hence the fall reference? All of the above?

  1. rayduray Says:

    Re: “October is a peak month for Atlantic hurricanes “

    See: http://tinyurl.com/2cmb9rr

    Also: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E17.html

    Discussion:

    September is the the big month for Atlantic storms and hurricanes with almost twice as many as in October since 1851.

    The last major hurricane to impact North Carolina’s Outer Banks was Hurricane Irene, which made landfall in late August, 2011. But Irene was a tiddler compared with others…. see below.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Nitpicking, Ray? What part of “October is ‘A’ peak month for Atlantic hurricanes” did you not understand? Did you perhaps read it as “October is ‘THE’ peak month for Atlantic hurricanes”?

      As someone who was born in NJ and has lived there or in northern VA for my entire life, I have experienced many hurricanes and am well aware that August and September are THE peak months (depending on how you group the data), and that October is a close third. If I remember correctly, it’s the “month” consisting of the second half of August and the first half of September that is really the “peak”.

      Actually, I was trying to reply to ACCP’s comment without perhaps embarrassing Peter over a small detail. Unless, of course, there’s more to Peter’s use of “October” than frequency of hurricanes—-October election “surprises”? Halloween? Oktoberfest? The Russian Revolution?—-all might imply “fireworks”.

      (And isn’t Arthur’s real significance the fact that is the earliest hurricane ever to make landfall in NC, not that it’s relatively puny?


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