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Hurricane Events


Hurricane Florence - September 2018

Hurricane Florence was the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. It made landfall in North Carolina in mid-September.
Hurricane track Wave height plots Wave height table

Bomb Cyclone Nor'easter - January 2018

While not technically a hurricane, the January 2018 North American Blizzard generated winds and waves of comparable magnitudes. Large waves from this event were measured by a dozen CDIP buoys stretching from North Carolina to New Hampshire.

Shore & Beach article

Storm track Wave heights

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

2017 was an extremely active hurricane season in the Atlantic. The most significant impacts came from three major hurricanes in September: Irma, Jose, and Maria. CDIP's buoy network made extensive measurements of these events.

Shore & Beach article

September tracks and max waves
Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Jose
Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Matthew - October 2016

In early October 2016, Hurricane Matthew moved north from the Carribean Sea and traveled up the east coast before dissipating off of Virginia. More than a dozen CDIP buoys recorded waves generated by the storm, measuring significant wave heights of over 20 feet and individual waves of over 30 feet.

Shore & Beach article

Hurricane track East coast wave heights

Hurricane Sandy - October 2012

In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved north from the Carribean Sea and traveled up the east coast. Thirteen CDIP buoys recorded waves generated by the storm, measuring significant wave heights of over 30 feet and individual waves of over 45 feet.

Shore & Beach article

Hurricane track East coast wave heights

Hurricane Dean - August 2007

In late August 2007, Hurricane Dean made its way through the Carribean Sea. CDIP buoy 144, approximately 82 nautical miles offshore Tampa Bay, FL in the Gulf of Mexico, recorded swell from Dean as the storm moved west of Cuba's shadow.

Hurricane track Compendium plot  Hs,Tp,Dp plots
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