Quick Answer: When was Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina?

What hurricane came in 2004?

Hurricane Ivan was a large, long-lived, Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread damage in the Caribbean and United States. The cyclone was the ninth named storm, the sixth hurricane and the fourth major hurricane of the active 2004 Atlantic hurricane season.

What was the last hurricane to hit NC?

The last hurricane to hit the NC coast was Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

What was the last big hurricane to hit North Carolina?

Later in 1996, Hurricane Fran made landfall as a Category 3 storm and produced hurricane-force winds as far inland as Raleigh. Fran is still the last major hurricane, or storm rated as a Category 3 or higher, to hit North Carolina.

Why was Hurricane Isabel so bad?

When Isabel approached the coast of North Carolina it encountered cooler waters, dry air and wind shear which helped to reduce its strength to a Category 2 hurricane. The storm made landfall near Ocracoke Island as a Category 2 hurricane but it packed quite a punch for areas well inland from the coast.

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