Cabo gracias a dios(East end),Honduras
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.
Years within or near core
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=13, 54.17% H=11, 45.83%
Longest gap between storms
16 years 1917-1932
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 6.08 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(9h)once every 16.22 years
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
(4)once every 36.50 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2017
2017 Oct 5th Tropical Storm Nate passes just S.W while moving NNW onshore Nicaragua with 40mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1890 Oct 31st,90mph from the east just south
1892 Oct 11th,95mph winds from the ESE
1893 July 5th,95mph from the S.E
1935 Oct 25th 85 from the N.E
1941 a cat
3-120mph sept 27th,hits from the East
1961 July 23rd,Hurricane Anna hits with 80mph(hurdat) winds just north while moving west weakening,hundreds left homeless.newspaper article
1971 Sept 9th,hurricane Edith 155mph hits area
very hard 30 killed in september,.100 fatalities, 7,000 homeless, 140mph at airport. Recon reports only 5 mile wide eye, almost like a large tornado. Eye of Edith over land for 18 hrs before emerging in the gulf of Honduras.Recon flew in just before landfall showing 943mb 161mph at 5,000 ft..
1978 Sept 17th Hurricane Greta passes just north of here with 115mph winds from the ESE
2007 Hurricane Felix hits with 150mph winds on Sept 4th approx 39 miles to the south while moving west.
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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