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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 10/15/2008

Remembering Hurricane Hazel

By Capital Weather Gang

It's been a while since Washington, D.C., has seen hurricane-force winds -- 54 years ago today, to be exact. That's when Hurricane Hazel made landfall along the South Carolina-North Carolina border as a Category 4 storm and then tracked northward with its center passing just west of the D.C. area. Hazel is responsible for the highest sustained wind (78 mph) and highest wind gust (98 mph) ever recorded at National Airport.

Rick Schwartz has more in his monthly column on Hazel and other memorable October storms in the mid-Atlantic.

Any tropical weather on the way for this October? See our full forecast.

By Capital Weather Gang  | October 15, 2008; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Tropical Weather  
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With regard to the embedded link in "traced northward" ( );

At the end of this post I refer to the possibility of far off events over the western Pacific affecting the weather locally about a week later - and that I would address this "in a later post". I'm sure you'll find this quite fascinating.

I have not forgotten - and plan to have a feature on this early next month.

Posted by: Steve Tracton | October 15, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

ohhmiigosh, i have this hurricane as a project! it is sooo disatrous!!

Posted by: Bob | October 16, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

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