Bangor Maine'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
times in 146yrs end of 2017
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=24, 77.42% H=7, 22.58%
Longest gap between storms
10 years current 2008-
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 4.71 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a couple of hours)
(2h)once every 73 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when Bangor should be affected
6 years overdue
This is just a statistical average & does
not mean the area will be affected by that year
Last affected by
2007 June 5th xtratropical storm Barry hits from the south.
This areas hurricane
1954 Hurricane Edna becomes extratropical while moving onshore just east with 85mph winds on Sept 11th from the SSW.
1969 Hurricane Gerda hits just east with 110mph winds on Sept 9th from the south.
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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