‘Hunkered Down’ With Some DC Hurricane History

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

Using the NOAA’s cool hurricane tracker, I discovered that Washington, DC, hasn’t received a direct hit from a hurricane in recorded history. (And, of course, Hurricane Irene won’t pass directly over our city either).

It has, though, endured three tropical cyclones, all of which were unnamed: 

The first, a tropical storm from 1933, crossed directly over American University in northwest DC:

The second, in 1939, was a tropical depression. It moved through southeast DC along the Anacostia River near what’s now RFK Stadium: 

The last, in 1945, was something called an extratiopical cyclone. It clipped southeast DC: 


It’s getting windy outside. I should save this post before we lose power…