Antigua's 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
56 times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=23, 41.07% H=33, 58.93%
Longest gap between storms
16 years 1934-1949
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.61 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(24)
once every 6.08 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(10)
once every 14.60 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
AFFECTED IN 2017
Last affected by
2017 Sept 19th Hurricane Maria passes 70 miles to the south while moving N.W with 155mph winds at closest approach.
This areas hurricane
1871 aug 21st a hurricane hits with 115mph winds moving WNW
1889 Sept 2nd, 85mph from the S.E just south
1899 Aug 7th, 150mph from the ESE just south
1899 Aug 30th, 80mph from the East
1906 Sept 1st, 105mph from the S.E just north
1909 Aug 21,85mph from the ESE just south
1910 sept 6th 80mph from the east
1915, Aug 10th,90mph from the east just south
1922 Sept 15th,90mph from the S.E just north
1924 Aug 28th 110mph from the S.E
1928 Sept 12th,130mph just south from the ESE
1932 Sept 26th A major hurricane passes 50 miles to north while moving west with 120mph winds.
1950 Aug 22nd, 95mph from the east just south hurricane Baker
hurricane dog 145mph winds(hurdat)from the S.E just east, 8 ft storm surge reported.
1960 Hurricane Donna hits Sept 5th with 155mph winds from the ESE causing a 5 ft storm surge
drowning 107 people in the northern Antilles,majority killed in Puerto Rico.
1966 Sept 27th, 125mph winds Hurricane Izez passes to the south from the east
1989 Sept 17th, Hurricane Hugo passes to the south with 145mph winds while moving WNW
1990 hurricane klaus oct 5th hit just north as a cat 1 75mph from the S.E near barbuda
1995 hurricane luis hits sept 5th with 140mph winds press 27.88 from the east,4
hotels washed into the sea hospitals & homes destroyed
1996 July 8th, hurricane
Bertha passes to north with 80mph winds from the ESE causing some minor roof damage
1998 hurricane Georges sept 21st
passes nearby with 110mph winds from the ESE causing moderate to heavy damage here ,2 deaths,Flooding along south coast towns,Caused Island wide power outage. Hundreds of roofs ripped off.
1999 oct 20th hurricane Jose hits direct with 100mph winds.Many homes damaged unconfirmed reports well over 100mph winds press 29.05 moving N.W @ 12mph.Sustained near 80mph.
2014 Oct 13th Gonzalo become s ahurricane while passing over the island with 75mph winds.A one minute sustained wind of 67kts with a gust to 78kt /992.2mb was observed at Bird International Airport. NHC final report
2017 Hurricane Irma passes 35 miles to the north with 185mph winds on Sept 6th. Moderate damage reported here as the eye wall passed just north neighboring Barbuda devestated. Best track data | our live coverage
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research 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 Schwartz.....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.....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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