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Wild Weather: On this day in weather history!

The weather here has been wild lately, with several days above 90 degrees and very warm, humid air that is more common in summer than in the weeks leading up to the first day of fall! However, our “wild” weather is nothing compared to what happened on this day in 1995 and 2003!

In 1995, Hurricane Ione made landfall near Morehead City, North Carolina. Winds were in in excess of 100 mph and nearly 17 inches of rain fell in Maysville, NC. Blocks of the town of New Bern, NC were underwater. Seven people were killed and 88 million dollars in damage was left in the aftermath. Ione was the 3rd hurricane to cross eastern North Carolina in 5 weeks.

Up the coast in Berlin, Connecticut, in 2003, frog eggs rained down during a rain shower associated with Hurricane Isabel. However, frogs don’t typically lay eggs this late in year, which led scientists to believe that the storm had carried the eggs from 500 mile away in North Carolina, where the hurricane had made landfall.

I don’t think we have any frog eggs in the forecast, but hopefully we’ll get some more fall-like weather in it soon! Enjoy the rest of your work/school week!

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