Hurricane Clara - September 4-7, 1977

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
the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Clara (1977) Storm Total Rainfall
Clara (1977) Filled Contour Rainfall
Clara (1977) Filled Contour Rainfall on White Background