THE AGW 1837 MOTHER OF ALL HURRICANES
from A Chronological Listing of Early Weather Events (7th edition) by James A. Marusek in www.breadandbutterscience.com
On October 9,1837, the “Racer’s Storm” leaves 2000-mile path of destruction. Racer’s Storm, named for a British sloop of war which encountered the storm in the northwest Caribbean, was one of the most destructive storms of the 19th century. It formed near Jamaica, crossed the Yucatan, struck the Gulf coast of Texas, and moved over Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina before arriving off the North Carolina coast on October 9. It was the tenth known storm of that destructive season. The hurricane was observed from September 27 to October 10. [NHC rank 137/259 with 105 dead]
U.S.A and Global Events for September 28th: (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE)
1837: The first recorded storm to rake the entire Texas coast was Racer’s Storm, named for a British sloop of war which encountered the system in the extreme northwestern Caribbean on September 28th. It is remembered as one of the most destructive storms of the nineteenth century due to its extreme duration and 2000 mile path of destruction.