Hurricane Clara - September
The outermost band of rain associated with Babe moved into
Georgia. A weak circulation aloft developed late on
September 4th. By the morning of the 5th, a tropical depression
had formed just north of Charleston, South Carolina.
The system moved east-northeast, becoming a tropical storm 200 miles
east of Cape Hatteras late on the 7th, and a
hurricane by the morning of the 8th. By the 9th,
west-northwesterly shear was taking its toll on Clara, and the cyclone
made a tight loop before accelerating northeastward, eventually
becoming absorbed by an extratropical cyclone well
northeast of Bermuda on the 11th. The graphics below show the
storm total rainfall for Clara, using data provided by
Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina.