(Registered User)
Thu Jun 01 2006 11:36 PM
Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits?

I've wondered the same thing about SE Virginia. It's about 100 mi north of OBX, a well-known storm brewpot, yet direct hits on VaB are rare. We had the west side of Gloria in 1985 and it wasn't much worse than a fierce t-storm. There have been a few others, nothing too severe.

Is it the geography that keeps direct hits away? Does a trough steer cyclones back out to sea?

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