Aruba,Bonaire & Curacao Islands history with tropical
(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm
(bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names
are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named, not every stat on every storm
description is given(since 1871).
within or near core
22 times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=8, 36.36% H=14, 63.64%
Longest gap between storms
25 years 1892-1918
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 6.59 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(5)
once every 29 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
2 years overdue
Last affected by
2007, sept 2nd Hurricane Felix passes just north with 105mph winds while moving west,area sustained TS force winds & some flooding
This areas hurricane
1877 Sept 23rd 105mph from the ENE
1886 95 mph Aug 26th from the East.
1892 oct 8th 95mph from the east.
1932 Nov 3rd 95mph from the NE,HURDAT lists this as a
Category 2 hurricane at 12.9N, 71.3W at 12 UTC just north of Aruba
1954 Oct 8th Hurricane Hazel passes just north while moving West with 125mph winds
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane reseach division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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