Accession Number : ADA304860

Title :   Halloween Storm and Storm of 4-5 January 1992: Implications for the Occurrence of Similar Events.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Andrew W.

PDF Url : ADA304860

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : During the winter of 1991-92, two intense storms caused extraordinary damage along the eastern seaboard of the United States. The most notable of these storms occurred from 29 October to 2 November 1991, and is commonly referred to as the 'Halloween Storm.' This report uses factors other than coastal water levels to assign 'frequency of occurrence' or 'return interval' to events such as the Halloween Storm. The approach used focuses on storm characteristics rather than the effects of the event. These characteristics include the duration, intensity, size, area of origin, and track. In addition, meteorological records for approximately the past 30 years were examined for systems which exhibited track characteristics similar to those of the Halloween Storm. Correlation of other characteristics will require further study and will he explained in subsequent reports.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING, *STORMS, FREQUENCY, TIME INTERVALS, UNITED STATES, COASTAL REGIONS, INTENSITY.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE