Azores 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
1985ts,1987ts,1990ts,1991ts,1992-2ts,1995ts,1996br,1997ts,1998br,1998xts,2005subts,2006,2009ts,2012,2012tsbr,2016-2ts,2017brm,(2018tsbr not in stats)
44 times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=24, 54.55% H=20, 45.45%
Longest gap between storms
19 years 1907-1925
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 3.32 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(12)
once every 12.17 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2018
Last affected by
2018 Sept 15th Tropical Storm Helene passes approx 70 miles to the west while moving N.E with 65mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1893 Aug 28th, 85mph from the S.W hits N.W Islands.
1899 Sept 3rd, 80mph from the S.W
1926 Sept 26th, 105mph hurricane from S.W hits east Islands loops turns back south hits west islands with 80mph winds on the 28th.
1940 Sept 25th ,75mph hurricane from WSW hits turns back east over all islands.
1946 Oct 5th, 80mph extratropical hits western islands.
1957 Sept 22nd,80mph hurricane Carrie from the S.W hits western Islands.
1959 Oct 7th, 95mph hurricane Hanna from the S.W hits eastern islands.
1961 Sept 14th, 80mph hurricane Debbie from the WSW hits central islands.
1973 Oct 11th, 80mph hurricane Fran from the S.W hits western islands.
1976 Sept3rd, 80mph hurricane Emmy from the SSW hits central islands.
2006 Sept 20th, 75mph hurricane Gordon hits east islands from the west.
2012 Aug 20th, 75mph Hurricane Gordon hits east islands from the S.W
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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