Hurricane Gloria came on Sept. 27, 1985. It landed a glancing blow as the storm scooted north about 100 miles offshore of New Jersey. The storm surge generated the third-highest tide on record at the time, of 8.6 feet. Winds gusted in Ocean City about 80 mph.
Gloria was the first significant system to strike the northeastern United States since Hurricane Agnes in 1972.
The storm intensified on Sept. 24, and the next day reached peak winds of 145 mph. It weakened before striking the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Sept. 27. Later that day, Gloria made two subsequent landfalls on Long Island and later western Connecticut.