Thanksgiving 1950 Storm Surge Devastated New Jersey

Experts tell us that October hurricanes in New Jersey are caused by your SUV. I wonder if this also applies to ones in late November?

28 Nov 1950 – U.S. Storm Costs 200 Lives NEW YORK, Nov. 27.

h/t to Ivan

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4 Responses to Thanksgiving 1950 Storm Surge Devastated New Jersey

  1. gator69 says:

    I wasn’t there, so I don’t know, but did they blame woodies back then?

  2. Andy DC says:

    Not to mention 2-3 foot snowfalls in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, even at low elevations accompanied by bitter cold and high winds. Plus incredible November freeze in the southeast, -3 (F) in Atlanta and teens in Florida. In Sandy, winds reached 78 mph in Newark. In the 1950 storm they reached 108 mph in Newark.

  3. Bob Koss says:

    Here is some trivia concerning 1950.

    You won’t find that storm listed in the hurricane database. Evidently it didn’t meet the definition of having a warm core with cyclonic winds. Considering the destruction and loss of life I doubt those affected care whether it was classified as a hurricane.

    To me the 1950 hurricane season was the most remarkable in the entire record. It started August 12th and ended October 24th having a total of 13 storms. Eleven were hurricanes, eight of which were majors(cat 3-5) which is still the one season record. This was a year where both sea and air temperature were slightly below their 1951-1980 averages. Total accumulated cyclone energy(ACE) was 243 only 5 points less than the record 2005 season (which covered 7 months).

    So much for warmth causing storms to become more extreme.

    Here is the 1950 season map. Click to enlarge.

    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/1950.html

  4. kim2ooo says:

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