1986

Andrew formed on the 6th of June north of the Bahamas while moving north toward the Carolinas. Gale warnings were posted along the coast from Cape Lookout, North Carolina north to Virginia Beach, Virginia but Andrew recurved to the northeast with the center passing about 60 miles offshore of Cape Hatteras before it dissipated at sea.

Charley formed as a tropical storm off the South Carolina coast on August 15th. The stormed turned north on the 17th and strengthened into a hurricane. The center of Charley made landfall on the 17th near Cape Lookout as a category one hurricane and then move across eastern North Carolina before turning to the northeast and weakening back to a tropical storm. The lowest pressure measured by aircraft reconnaissance was 987 mb at 5 PM on the 17th over the Albemarle Sound. Land stations only reported sustained tropical storm force winds, although gusts to 80 mph were recorded in Hyde county and along the northern Outer Banks. The greatest winds were reported near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel where a gust to 104 mph was reported.

 

Andrew

Charley

 

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