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This can be an underestimation of intensity or damage, and they are not as well known or frequently discussed as they should be.
This thread is in contrast to Hurricanes that never lived up the hype:
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Flooding caused by Connie was relatively uneventful and unreported, but it created ideal conditions for Hurricane Diane (which came ashore about 5 days later) to produce copious amounts of moisture over already saturated ground. Diane would remain a storm with tropical characteriscs well inland, and is a well documented case of of the processes of orographic lift.
In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New England, 129 of the 287 stream gauges reached record levels. Flooding, landslides, and excess rainfall essentially destroyed all crops in the area. Most of the flooding records from Diane still stand in Connecticut I believe, where the state was literally cut in half from bridge/road washout due to severe flooding.
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1866 Bahamas (Nassau) hurricane — Struck New Providence Island, Bahamas, as a Cat-4 and killed more than 383 people along its path; late-season Cabo-Verde cyclone
1909 Monterrey hurricane — One of deadliest floods on record in Tamaulipas, Mexico, ruined parts of Monterrey, killing more than four thousand people
1909 Grand Isle hurricane — Widespread storm surge of at least fifteen feet traveled miles inland and caused 371+ deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi
1910 San Zacarias hurricane — Generated large storm surge near Corpus Christi that covered all of (South?) Padre Island; may have been a major hurricane
1910 Cyclone of the Five Days — Caused more than 116 deaths, mainly in Cuba, and significant flooding. Unofficial pressure of 918 mb on ship suggests it may have reached Cat-5.
1917 Nueva Gerona hurricane — One of the strongest hurricanes in Cuba on record destroyed part of the Isla de la Juventud, killing at least thirty-five people
1928 Haiti hurricane — A tiny storm that caused severe wind damage to SW Haiti, causing more than 210 fatalities (may have been much stronger than Cat-1)
1935 Jérémie (Haiti) hurricane — Killed over two thousand people on Hispaniola and in Central America (mainly Honduras), owing to widespread flash flooding
Hurricane Flora* — The number of rainfall records, deaths, and highly anomalous path make Flora stand out. Reanalyzed at 130 knots (150 mph) in Hispaniola.
Hurricane Francelia — Killed at least 271 people in Central America, mainly Honduras and Guatemala. Satellite and RI trends suggest it may have reached Cat-3 pre-landfall.
Central and Eastern Pacific
Hurricane Dot (1959) — One of the few known hurricanes to have struck Hawaii; winds recorded suggest it may have been a low-end Cat-2 on Kauai
Hurricane Olivia (1967) — Rare major landfall on Gulf (of California) side of Baja California; ship recorded a 939-mb (peripheral?) pressure
Hurricane Ava — Lowest recon-derived pressure (915 mb) coincided with strong Cat-4 winds in best track; likely much stronger at that point than listed
Hurricane Liza — Deadliest tropical cyclone to affect Baja California Sur, with at least 1,263 deaths noted
*One of the deadliest tropical cyclones on record in the Western Hemisphere
There are certainly many other examples, especially in the WPAC, SPAC, and Indian Ocean. A number of EPAC systems have been underestimated/overlooked, too.
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