Tropical Storm Doria - August 25-28, 1971

In mid-August, the disturbance that became Doria moved off the African coast.  It achieved tropical
depression status on the 20th.  For the next five days, no further development was witnessed.  By the
26th, the system strengthened into a tropical storm about 200 miles east of Daytona Beach, then moving
to the north.  The center moved ashore Morehead City, North Carolina on the 27th as a strong tropical
storm.  The center moved along a coastal path until moving well into New England.  The heavy rain
focused on a coastal front ahead of the tropical cyclone.  The graphics below show the storm total
rainfall for Doria, based on data from the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Doria (1971) rainfall graphic
Doria (1971) rainfall graphic Doria (1971) rainfall graphic