Barbados history with tropical
systemscurrent weather(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
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=31, 73.81% H=11, 26.19%
Longest gap between storms
24 years 1919-1942
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 3.48 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.
once every 20.86 years(7h)
Average years between major hurricane hits.(2)
once every 73 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2017
2017 August 18th Tropical Storm Harvey passes over with 45mph winds dumping heavy rain.
1780 the great hurricane on Oct 10th & 11thkilled 4,326 in Barbados.
1886 Aug 16th, 90mph from the east passes just north
1894 Oct 11th, 80mph from the S.E just south
1898 sept 10th, 95mph hundreds killed from the east.
1955 sept 22nd hurricane janet hits with 120mph winds from the east killing 35 people & damaging 1800 homes,20,000 homeless..
1963 sept 24th hurricane Edith just north with 90mph winds from the ESE
1980 aug 4th hurricane
Allen hit as a cat 3 with 125mph winds from the east, causing heavy damage.The southern half of the eyewall passed over northern Barbados. Reports of roughly 6 Million dollars in damage.The passage of hurricane Allen destroyed 28 fishing vessels (including 5 moses) and damaged another 92. picture
Marilyn to north Sept 14th with 75mph winds from the S.E minor damage. Disaster survey report
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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