Track of the San Ciriaco Hurricane.

Environmental Impact

This chart from the Weather Bureau shows the track of the San Ciriaco Hurricane through the Caribbean.

Printed in The Great Hurricanes of North Carolina by John Hairr.

The San Ciriaco hurricane was the longest-lived Atlantic storm ever tracked. It lasted for 36 days, and its last gasps of wind reached all the way to coastal France.

In North Carolina, the strongest part of the storm struck the entire southern end of the Outer Banks. The Weather Bureau station at Hatteras recorded sustained winds over 100 mph and gusts between 120 and 140 mph, but the station’s anemometer was blown away before it was able to measure the storm’s highest winds. Judging by the reported barometric pressure (26 inches), the storm may have reached Category Five intensity.

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