New England Hurricane Tracks

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By Quincy Vagell on April 30, 2013, 12:00pm Last modified: May 3, 2013, 9:36am

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An estimated mean track for New England hurricanes and tropical storms.

After yesterday's article about this upcoming hurricane season, I thought it would be neat to look at previous New England hurricane (and other tropical system) tracks.

The "typical" New England hurricane starts out between the Africa coast and the Lesser Antilles. There have been cases in which a storm developed further northwest, but for the sake of averages, the aqua-blue track above appears to fit the data fairly well.

While most tropical systems usually curve to the north and then northeast, passing harmlessly out to sea, a few storms have moved far enough north to impact New England. On a few rare occasions, storms have even moved north and northwest as they approach the Northeast coast.

This article will look more into mean hurricane tracks for New England, an "ideal" track and comparing these tracks to specific storms in the past.

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