Remembering Hurricane Hazel
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.
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