Aug 21, 2013 Poll Results

Poll opened: August 14, 2013
Poll closed: August 21, 2013

 

Will the NYC area be affected by a tropical storm/hurricane this year? (23 votes)

8 votes – No
15 votes – Yes

 


Correct Answer:
No – 8 votes

The NYC area was affected by hurricanes for 2 consecutive years, with hurricane Irene in August 2011 and hurricane Sandy in October 2012. In June of this year, the NYC area was affected by the remnants of tropical storm Andrea, which produced 3-5 inches of rain, but was not directly affected by a tropical cyclone retaining at least some tropical characteristics. Andrea proved to be the only tropical cyclone to make landfall in the US this year, as contrary to almost every forecast, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season was among the least active on record, tying 1982 for the least number of hurricanes in reliable records since 1950, and producing the weakest most intense hurricane of an Atlantic hurricane season in reliable records since 1950, with Humberto (85 mph, 980mb) weaker than 1968’s Gladis (85 mph, 965 mb) and 1986’s Earl (105 mph, 979 mb). No additional tropical cyclone affected the area this fall.

 

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