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Hurricane Reports

Postcard of the U.S. Weather Bureau Building at Columbia, South Carolina, circa 1915

Hurricane is the term used to describe the strongest of the windy, circulating storms or cyclones in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. Most Atlantic hurricanes are born in the southern Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa, during the months of June through November. (Guntenspergen & Vairin. Willful Winds,1996)

Publication History

Beginning with Hurricanes Edna and Hazel in 1954 and ending with Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Hurricane Reports contain preliminary advisories and reports with bulletins issued by the U.S. Weather Bureau and in some instances post hurricane service assessments.

Scope of coverage

The NOAA Central Library maintains the collection of Hurricane Reports 1954-2005.

How to locate issues of Hurricane Reports

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Browse by Hurricane Name

Browse by Location of Landfall

Browse by Location of Landfall


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