Bluefields,Nicaragua's history with tropical systems
Current 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).

Years within or near core
12 times in 145yrs end of 2016

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=4, 33.33% H=8, 66.67%

Longest gap between storms
37 years 1933-1971

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 12.17 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(5h)once every 29.20 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(2)
ev 73 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2019

Last affected by
2009 Nov 6th Hurricane Ida makes landfall well north of here.

This areas hurricane past
1876 Oct 3rd 105mph winds from due east,reports of destruction
In 1906 Oct 10th,a cat 3 120mph hurricane from the ESE causes a 15 ft tidlewave press 28.57
1971 sept 19th Irene hits Nicaragua just south of Bluefields from the east sept 19th with 75mph winds, then moved into the Pacific.
1988 Oct 22nd,hurricane Joan hits from the east with 135mph winds press 27.46 destroys the area & kills 148 in Nicaragua 1 billion dollars damage in Nicaragua
1996 July 8th,hurricane Cesar with 80mph winds hits from the east with a press of 29.21 dumps heavy rain 50 killed.

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 (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 many more.............
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