Upcoming Webinar on the 1938 New England Hurricane

Hurricane Ian approaches the west coast of Florida on 27 September 2022.

The 1938 Long Island/New England Hurricane – A Retrospective

Date: September 19, 2023
Time: 7 PM EDT

The 1938 Hurricane, a rare and devastating event, struck Long Island and New England on September 21, 1938, causing over 685 fatalities and widespread damage. Join us for a comprehensive discussion on the storm’s impact, including a forecast review, and explore how current forecasting capabilities could mitigate similar risks in the future.

The 1938 Hurricane – September 21, 1938 – impacted Long Island and New England with devastating winds, deadly storm surge, and significant freshwater flooding. Over 685 lives were lost and it took months to recover despite hundreds of Depression era workers being sent to help. Such major tropical weather events are rare in the Northeast but the region can perhaps expect such an event every 150 years. Join us as esteemed panelists Louis Uccellini and Lourdes Avilés cover all aspects of the storm and review the forecast for the event and how current forecast capabilities might prevent such loss of life. The webinar will be moderated by William E. Minsinger.

This webinar is being hosted by AMS Weather Band. Visit their website for more interesting information and presentations