List of North Carolina Hurricanes (1950–1979) - 1970s


  • May 26, 1970 – The remnants of Hurricane Alma cross the eastern portion of the state.
  • August 17, 1970 – An unnamed tropical depression moves across the Outer Banks, bringing locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds.
  • August 17, 1971 – A tropical depression moving through the southeastern United States drops up to 12 inches (305 mm) in the state.
  • August 27, 1971 – Tropical Storm Doria makes landfall near Morehead City, which causes mudslides from heavy rainfall but overall light damage.
  • September 12, 1971 – A tropical depression dissipates in the state after entering through South Carolina.
  • September 19, 1971 – The remnants of Hurricane Edith drop moderate precipitation in the western portion of the state.
  • September 30, 1971 – Hurricane Ginger makes landfall near Atlantic Beach and slowly moves across the state, dropping heavy rainfall peaking at 15.6 inches (396 mm) at Bodie Island. The precipitation causes severe crop damage totalling $10 million (1971 USD, $53 million 2008 USD).
  • May 26, 1972 – Subtropical Storm Alpha attains gale force winds to the southeast of the Outer Banks after dropping 6.97 inches (177 mm) of rainfall at Ocracoke.
  • June 21, 1972 – The remnants of Hurricane Agnes re-attain tropical storm status over the northeastern portion of the state. The interaction with a low to its west results in heavy rainfall of up to 10.6 inches (269 mm) on Mount Mitchell, which causes record river flooding and severe crop damage. Throughout the state, Agnes causes two deaths and $6.56 million in damage (1972 USD, $33.8 million 2008 USD).
  • July 12, 1972 – A tropical depression moves ashore near the South Carolina/North Carolina border.
  • August 31, 1972 – Attaining tropical storm status to the southeast of the state, Tropical Storm Carrie drops light precipitation along the coastline.
  • September 15, 1972 – The remnants of Hurricane Dawn dissipate offshore of South Carolina, dropping very light rainfall in North Carolina.
  • October 24, 1973 – The remnants of Tropical Depression Gilda reform into a large subtropical cyclone, which produces gale force winds and beach erosion along the Outer Banks.
  • June 26, 1974 – The first subtropical storm of the season brushes the coastline with light rainfall.
  • June 26, 1974 – A tropical depression transitions into an extratropical cyclone, with its remnants dropping moderate precipitation near the coastline.
  • October 8, 1974 – The fourth subtropical storm of the season produces rainfall in the eastern portion of the state as it parallels offshore.
  • June 29, 1975 – A tropical depression intensifies into Tropical Storm Amy, after brushing the Outer Banks with light rainfall.
  • September 24, 1975 – The remnants of Hurricane Eloise become extratropical over eastern Tennessee, spawning a few tornadoes and dropping moderate precipitation across western North Carolina.
  • October 2, 1975 – Hurricane Gladys threatens the Outer Banks with rough waves, but remains well offshore.
  • October 27, 1975 – Tropical Storm Hallie brushes the coastline with light precipitation.
  • May 24, 1976 – Subtropical Storm One drops light rainfall near the coastline as parallels the coastline.
  • August 9, 1976 – Hurricane Belle passes just offshore, producing strong wind gusts and a moderate storm tide that left areas flooded.
  • August 20, 1976 – Tropical Storm Dottie moves ashore along South Carolina, causing beach erosion and locally heavy rainfall in southern North Carolina.
  • September 15, 1976 – A subtropical depression brings moderate rainfall as it crosses the state.
  • September 6, 1977 – The tropical depression that later becomes Hurricane Clara brushes the coastline with light precipitation.
  • September 9, 1977 – The remnants of Hurricane Babe near the South Carolina/North Carolina border, producing rainfall across the entire state that peaks at 8.99 inches (228 mm) in Transylvania County.
  • August 29, 1978 – Tropical Storm Debra strikes Louisiana, with its remnants producing rainfall in the northern North Carolina.
  • September 2, 1978 – Hurricane Ella turns northeastward well offshore after threatening the Outer Banks; it causes some beach erosion and loss of tourism during the traditionally busy Labor Day Weekend.
  • July 15, 1979 – The remnants of Hurricane Bob cross the eastern portion of the state from north to south, exiting into the Atlantic Ocean near Morehead City after dropping light rainfall.
  • July 31, 1979 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Claudette dissipate after producing light rainfall in the northeastern portion of the state.
  • September 5, 1979 – Former Hurricane David crosses the central portion of the state, dropping heavy rainfall peaking at 15.4 inches (391 mm) in New Holland. The storm causes flooding and beach erosion, though no significant damage is reported.
  • September 14, 1979 – Former Hurricane Frederic passes through eastern Tennessee, and drops locally moderate precipitation in western North Carolina.

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