(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 1874,1878br,1880,1880br,1887tsbr,1889ts,1891-3,1894,1895,1899-2,1900br,1903,1903ts,1906, 1910br,1915,1916br,1918,1921,1922,1923ts,1926-2,1930,1933br,1934br,1935br,1935tsbr, 1938ts,1939,1942br,1943ts,1947,1948-2,1949br,1953ts,1953,1957ts,1961br,1963,1964br,1970, 1973,1975,1977tsbr,1977ts,1978ts,1981-2ts,1982br,1984tsbr,1984-2ts,1987ts,1987,1988xtropstbr, 1989,1991br,1995,2000br,2001subts,2003,2004subts,2006,2008ts,2010,2011-3tsbr,2013ts,2014-2 76
times in 143 yrs end of 2014
Names from list
above Dolly,Edna,Arlene,Brenda,Alice,Faye,Clara,Gladys,Evelyn,Hope,Emily, Floyd,Debby,Gustav,Hortense,Arlene,Emily,Keith,Dean,Felix,Grace,Felix, Florence,Karen(pre T-storm),Fabian,Nicole,Florence,Bertha,Igor,Jose, Maria,Sean,Gabrielle,Fay,Gonzalo,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=26, 34.21% H=50, 65.79%
Longest gap between storms 6 years 1880-1887
How often bermuda gets
affected? brushed or hit every 1.88 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (35h)once every 4.09 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 102 mph
Statistically when bermuda should be affected
next affected in 2014
Last affected by 2014 Oct 17 Hurricane Gonzalo hits.
Bermuda's hurricane past 1874 Sept 5th 90mph to the west from the SSE 1880 Aug 30th,80mph from the S.E passes just east 1891 Sept 21st,95mph from the S.E just east 1891 Oct 3rd,95mph from the SSE just west 1891 Oct 18th,85mph from the south just west 1894 Oct 26th,95mph from the WSW passes just north
1895 Oct 24th 105mph from the WSW
1899 Sept 4th 90mph from the SSW
1899 Sept 13th 120mph winds from the S.W
1903 Sept 28th, 110mph from the SSW passes just east
1906 Sept 9th 120mph from the WSW
1915 Sept 2nd 120mph from the ESE
1918 sept 4th 105 mph while moving N.W. just west of here. The
lowest reported pressure for this storm was 28.88 inches [978 mb], at Hamilton,
Bermuda,A great deal of damage was done to trees in and around Hamilton,
and the bottom of the Lane traffic was blocked. The local freight boats
were either driven ashore or swamped, some being quite beyond repairs.
1921 Sept 15th,110mph from the S.W passes just N.W of here
1922 Sept 21st 115mph with a pressure of 28.57 from the SSW 1926 Aug 6th, 115mph to the west from the SSE
1926 Oct 22nd,125mph from the WSW
1930 Aug 26th, 110mph from the south passes just west
1939 Oct 16th,125mph from the SSW
1947 Oct 20th, 105mph (hurdat) from the S.W passes just west
1948 Sept 13th,125mph from the south passes just west
1948 oct 7th a fast moving hurricane hits with 105mph winds from the WSW
1953 sept 18th Hurricane Edna passes approx 60 miles to the NW from the S.W with 105mph winds (hurdat). Aircraft hurricane hunter B-29 goes down in Edna & 7 men were never found.
1963 Aug 9th
hurricane Arlene hits with 110mph winds (Hurdat)from the S.W press 28.78 causes 4 ft tides.
1970 80mph Oct 16th from the SSW
1973 July 4th,Hurricane Alice hits the west side of Island with gusts to 85mph press 995mb from the south
1975 Sept 26th hurricane Faye hits from the SSE with 105mph winds
1987 sept 25th
hurricane Emily hits with 90mph gusts to 125mph 70 injured millions in damage,St
Georges hit hard as well as princess hotel all 80 rooms windows shattered,king
edwards hospital treated 111 people for broken bones from flying debris,roof
blows off hospital
1989 Aug 6th,Hurricane Dean hits from the south with 95mph winds
1995 Aug 15th,hurricane Felix with 80mph winds brushes 75 miles to
the S.W from the SSE area had gusts to 75mph press 28.47 .
2001 Oct 12th substropical storm Karen hits before becoming tropical with sustained winds on Bermuda of 60mph with gusts to 100mph. System caused power outages 23,000 without power,trees down & a cruise ship to break it's moorings.Very high winds recorded for over 24 hrs.Karen would later become a hurricane while moving away
2003 Sept 5th Hurricane Fabian hits with 120mph winds while moving NNE at 18mph. Roof damage,many trees down, windows blown in. 4 swept to sea & 3 fisherman drowned. Eastern Eyewall hits island hard,weather instruments disabled. Unofficial gusts to 130mph. Over 300 Million dollars damage (US). Bermuda Harbor Radio gust to 143 kts. Hurricanecity live coverage at landfall
2006 Sept 11th, Hurricane Florence passes approx 50 to 60 miles west while moving NNE with 90 mph winds causing minor damage with gusts to 90mph on the island. A few minor injuries occured with power outages.An automated observing station (elevation 157ft) reported sustained winds of 82mph with a gust to 112mph. A high gust of 115mph was recorded at the Bermuda maritime operations centre.Interview with resident | webcam animation
2010 Sept 19th Hurricane Igor passes just west with 75mph winds causing power outages over much of the island. Gust of 93 mph reported. Igor model history
2014 Oct 12th,Fay becomes a hurricane while passing over the island with 75mph winds causing extensive damage on the island. NHC final report
2014 Oct 17th, Hurricane Gonzalo hits from the SSW with 110mph winds, hurricane force winds over island for 6 hrs ending on the 18th. Eye passes over Bermuda during evening some locations experience wind gust's to 143mph in elevated areas,several observing sites report 952mb 2 to 3 inches of rain highest tide 3.25ft at low tide. Damage moderate most without power during storm, roof damage,many trees down est 200 to 400 million (us)damage.Position when hit | IR image | closeup radar shot as eye hit | hurricane warning show | NHC final report
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