Cancun,Mexico'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
1873,1877br,1880,1880ts,1886tsbr,1887-2,1888br,1890ts,1893,1895,1898tsbr,1903,1909,1909ts,1911ts
1912ts,1913ts,1916,1916tsbr,1918tsbr,1920tsbr,1921br,1922,1933,1936ts,1938,1938br,1939ts,1942,1944br,
1944,1947tsbr,1951,1961,1967,1973ts,1975ts,1980,1988,1988ts,1995br,1998tsbr,2003ts,2005br,
2005,2008ts,2009br ,2011ts
49 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Charlie,Carla,Debbie,Beulah,Brenda,Ella,Eloise,Allen,Gilbert,Keith,Roxanne,Mitch,Claudette ,Emily,Wilma,Dolly,Ida,Rina,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=21, 42.86% H=28, 57.14%

Longest gap between storms
9 years 1951-1961

How often Cancun gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.90 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(20h)once every 7.10 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
112mph

Statistically when Cancun,Mexico should be affected next
before the end of the 2014 season

Last affected by
LAST AFFECTED Oct 28th, 2011 tropical storm Rina passes over while turning N.E with 60mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1873 Oct 4th 105mph while turning NE
1880 Aug 9th, 105mph from the ESE
1887 July 25th 95mph winds coming from the SSE
1887 again on sept 17th 95mph winds on nearly the same course from the S.E
1893 Sept 28th 95mph from the SE
1895 Aug 26th 95mph from the ESE just north
1903 Aug 13th, 120mph from the ESE
1909 Aug 25th 105mph from the east
1916 Aug 17th,120mph just north from the ESE
1922, 85mph on oct 18th from the east
1933 105mph winds sept 22nd to the south from the ESE
1938 aug 13th 95mph from the S.E
1942 aug 27th 105mph from the S.E
1944 90mph(hurdat) sept 20th from the east
1951 Aug 19th 130mph to the south from the ESE
1961 Sept 7th,Hurricane Carla passes just east from the SSE with 105mph winds
1967 Sept 17th Hurricane Beulah passes just south with 105mph winds from the ESE
1980 Hurricane Allen passes to the north Aug 7th,with 185mph winds from the ESE
1988 hurricane Gilbert sept 14th a cat 5 hits with 165mph winds the north tip of the Yucatan from the ESE as this area got hit hard.Tosse vessels on shore large storm surge took years to get tourism back. Satelite photo | Damage photo
1995 Hurricane Roxanne oct 9th 60 miles to south with 115mph winds
2005,Oct 22nd, Hurricane Wilma passes over the area very slowly while moving north from the S.E & beginning the turn to the N.E. Hits with 130mph winds & exits with 95mph winds. Cancun was hammered for nearly 36 hrs by hurricane force winds with extensive damage. Reports in early 2006 indicate that beaches are a sliver of what they once were. Very few hotels in the beach communities are operational with the nights in the hotel zone labled as "ghostly". Official final report from NHC indicates roughly 100mph sustained with gusts to 130mph and 3 billion dollars in damage.Hotel damage before & after | Satellite image of Wilma as a cat 5 before landfall, strongest ever in the Atlantic basin as of 2005. | animated radar | Movie slide presentation of damage




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