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
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.
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.
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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.
Hurricane Irene - August 2011
In late August 2011, Hurricane Irene traveled up the East Coast,
making landfall in North Carolina and again in New Jersey.
CDIP buoys from Florida up to Canada recorded the impact of
the storm. The largest waves recorded were at CDIP's Block Island, RI
buoy, with a significant wave height of over 30 feet and individual
waves up to 48 feet. CDIP's Duck, NC buoy recorded a significant
wave height of over 25 feet and individual waves up to 43 feet.
In all, five CDIP buoys measured significant
wave heights of over 4 meters (13 feet) from Irene.
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