Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
Atlantic annual tropical storm/hurricane tracks back to the 1800s are here...i would be a bit skeptical of the accuracy/completeness of the data prior to 1900 since it was based almost entirely on ship reports and large parts of the atlantic are outside of the shipping lanes.

And your right ... 1944 does look pretty nasty

http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/hurrarchive.asp
http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/at1933.asp

1933 looks pretty gnarly too. Thats the year that OC was ripped in half and the inlet was naturally created. Pretty cool archive. There is only one major track that looks like it passed over OC, but this map must be a tad off, cause I dont see a direct hit that year. Crazy stuff tho. Nice.