Hurricane Emily, the near miss of 1993



In the last week of August 1993, Hurricane “Emily” tracked some 1350 km in 93 hours along a northwest course toward Cape Hatteras, N.C., only to suddenly veer 90° northeastward into the North Atlantic. On August 30 and 31, while Emily was skirting the outer banks of the U.S. east coast, a series of NOAA-11 and -12 satellite overpasses provided high-quality, Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) images of the storm. These images, combined with National Weather Service reports compiled by the Southern Regional Climate Center, depict the evolution, movement, and structure of the storm.