Hurricane Gloria tracked right along the East Coast and made landfall just east of New York City in 1985. This storm gave me a vacation day when I was in fifth grade! I didn't see any storm surge, but I do remember extensive flooding in the Allentown, PA area, as more than seven inches of rain fell. The highest official surge observation in SURGEDAT with this storm was along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. However, we must investigate this storm a bit more. When I was in Saybrooke, CT a few years ago, locals told me that Gloria produced the highest surge in memory.
This is the fourth of five historic maps related to hurricanes that produced storm surges in the NYC area.