Anthony's Weather Quiz Answers 5

Published On: May 25 2011 07:40:34 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 06 2011 04:04:50 PM CDT

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The morning of Sept. 16, 1903, a category 1 hurricane made landfall about 25 miles south of Atlantic City. It is the only hurricane to hit New jersey in the 20th century. Prior to 1953, hurricanes weren't named like they are today, so it is referred to as the Vagabond Hurricane. A vagabond is a homeless wanderer or, used as an adjective, it's unpredictable. In fact, the hit on New Jersey came as a complete surprise. The forecast for that day called for partly cloudy skies and variable winds. A few interesting notes about this storm: It passed just east of the outer banks of North Carolina, damaging the shed housing the glider the Wright Brothers used in the first powered flight just three months later. President Theodore Roosevelt's life was placed in "extreme danger" as he sailed aboard the presidential yacht traveling from Long Island to Ellis Island. With the advances in science and technology - from satellites to improved hurricane forecasts - there will never be another Vagabond hurricane.


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