Hurricanes: Statistics

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The following table breaks down the types of tropical cyclone events in North Carolina. Direct landfalling storms are only those that directly strike North Carolina's coast. Storms affecting North Carolina include all tropical cyclones that have had an impact on the state but did not make direct landfall. Total storms affecting North Carolina include all tropical cyclones that have somehow affected the state.

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North Carolina Tropical Cyclone Statistics (1851 - 2017)
StatisticDirect Landfalling Storms in NCNon-landfalling Storms Affecting NC Within 150 MilesTotal Storms Affecting NC
Number of Storms
83
289
372
Percentage of Storms
4.49%
15.62%
20.11%
Average Years Between Storms
2.01
0.58
0.45
Average Storms Per Year
0.50
1.73
2.23

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