Boston'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
1872bdts,1874bdts,1877xtropst,1878extratropbd,1879br,1880xtropstbr,1888bdts,1888extratropbdts,1893tsbr,1893bdtsbr,1894ts,1896br,1897ts,1899xtropstbr,1902xtropst,1904xtrophbr,
1908ts,1913xtropstbr,1916xtropts,1916br,1923ts,1934bdxtropst,1938br,1944,1954,1954br,1960ts,1960,1961br,1961tsbd,1971bdtsbr,1972tsbr,1976tsbr,1985br,1991,1996tsbd,1999ts,
2004ts,2007xtropst,2008 bdts,2011ts,2013bdxtropst
42 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
Carol,Brenda,Donna,Esther,Doria,Carrie,Belle,Gloria,Bob,Bertha,Floyd,Charley,Barry,Hanna,Irene,Andrea,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=29, 69.04% H=13, 30.95%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1924-1933

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.45 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a couple of hours)
(4h)once every 36.25 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
93mph

Statistically when Boston should be affected next
before the end of 2017
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
June 8th,2013 extratropical Storm Andrea passes over while moving N.E out to sea with 45mph winds from the gulf of mexico.

This areas hurricane past
1938 the long island express hurricane was an extratropical cat 1 with 90mph winds while passing over 150miles to the west of Boston.Newpaper Headline
1944 80mph winds from the SSW sept 15th press 28.34
1954 Hurricane Carol hits from the SSW with 100mph winds (hurdat) on Aug 31st.Center estimated passage of 35 miles west of the city with a pressure of 963mb 28.42inch. A strong pressure gradient caused very high winds here and toppled the steeple of the Old North Church.A storm tide of 3.6 ft was observed. Newspaper Headline | Maximum wind map
1960 hurricane Donna hits with 80mph winds on sept 13th coming from the SSW more here
1991 Aug 19th Hurricane Bob passes over with 110mph winds while moving quickly NNE.


Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane reseach 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 Scwartz.....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.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....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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