Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall Along Coast of New Jersey Near Little Egg Inlet

Posted on August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene Rainbow Satellite Image


The National Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Irene made landfall along the coast of New Jersey near Little Egg Inlet as a category one hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and a minimum pressure of 960.3 mb.
...IRENE MAKES LANDFALL ALONG THE COAST OF NEW JERSEY NEAR LITTLE EGG INLET...

DATA FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE MADE LANDFALL NEAR LITTLE EGG INLET NEW JERSEY AROUND 535 AM EDT...0935 UTC. THE ESTIMATED INTENSITY OF IRENE AT LANDFALL WAS 75 MPH...120 KM/H...CATEGORY ONE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.

NEAR THE TIME OF LANDFALL...A NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE STATION IN ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY REPORTED A PRESSURE OF 960.3 MB...28.36 INCHES.
You can see a list of the peak wind gusts in New Jersey here. A gust to 69 mph was recorded in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Inland flooding and storm surge have been the biggest problems with Hurricane Irene in the Mid-Atlantic.