National Hurricane Center Watches and Warning How will you be warned? Four key alerts are issued that relate specifically to tropical storms and hurricanes. Tropical Storm Watch tropical storm conditions with sustained winds from 39 to 73 mph are possible in your area within the next 36 hours. Tropical Storm Warning tropical storm conditions are expected in your area within the next 24 hours. Hurricane Watch hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are possible in your area within 36 hours. Hurricane Warning hurricane conditions are expected in your area in 24 hours or less. If you live near the ocean, you should also be aware of the following alerts. Coastal Flood Watch the possibility exists for the inundation of land areas along the coast within the next 12 to 36 hours. Coastal Flood Warning land areas along the coast are expected to become, or have become, inundated by sea water above the typical tide action.
Hurricane Gloria On Sept. 27, 1985, Hurricane Gloria, the strongest hurricane to hit the United States coastline so far north, made landfall on Cape Hatteras, N.C. A Category 4 storm at its strongest, Gloria brought a storm surge of 8-12 feet to the Outer Banks as a Category 2 storm. The Diamond Shoal Light House on the Outer Banks recorded a 120-mph wind gust. Norfolk, Va., recorded 5.65 inches of rain and a 92-mph wind gust. This was the first of three total landfalls that Hurricane Gloria would make along the U.S. coastline. Ten hours later, the eye of the storm crossed over Fire Island, Long Island, crossed the Long Island Sound and slammed into Connecticut as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm eventually made its way toward Maine. Gloria deluged the Eastern Seaboard with precipitation, soaking Virginia to Scranton, Pa., to Hartford, Conn. Allentown, Pa., recorded 7.85 inches of rain from this storm. Gloria was a large storm, measuring about 300 miles in diameter. It also had one of the longest tracks on record, moving thousands of miles during its 16- day lifespan. Gloria's peak central pressure was 919mb, making it the lowest pressure hurricane never to reach Category 5 status until Hurricane Opal in 1995. Eight deaths were directly contributed to the storm, and the storm cost an estimated total of $1 billion. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/weather-history-hurricane-glor/37992
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