Hurricane Diana (1984)

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Hurricane Diana
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Forecast map
FormedSeptember 8, 1984
DissipatedSeptember 16, 1984
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 135 mph (215 km/h)
Lowest pressure949 mbar (hPa); 28.02 inHg
Fatalities3 indirect
Damage$65.5 million (1984 USD)
Areas affectedSouth Carolina, North Carolina
Part of the 1984 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Diana was a Category 4 tropical cyclone that hit the United States east coast in 1984. Diana was a very unusual storm. forecasters had many problems saying when and where it would strike.

In September of the 1984 Atlantic hurricane season, Diana became an intense tropical cyclone. She had highest winds of 136 miles per hour (219 km/h) during its peak. The storm made landfall in southeast North Carolina with winds between 88 to 100 mph. The storm itself did not kill anyone, although three deaths were caused by it. Hurricane Diana was the first major hurricane in eastern North Carolina in almost three decades. Although it was a Category 4 hurricane it caused only $65 million in damage.