Cienfuegos,Cuba'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.

Years within or near core
1875,1876tsbr,1878bdtsbr,1882bd,1888bd,1891tsbr,1894,1895,1899br,1900bdts,1904ts,1906br,1917br,1921bdts,1926ts,1930ts,1933br,1935,1938bdts,1950tsbd,1952,1953ts,1958-2ts,
1966,1979tsbr,1981ts,1991tsbr,1996br,2001,2005,2008ts,2008,2010ts
34 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
Fox,Ella,Janice,Inez,Frederic,Dennis,Fabian,Lili,Michelle,Dennis,Fay,Ike,Nicole,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=18, 52.94% H=16, 47.06%

Longest gap between storms
12 years 1966-1979

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.26 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(12h)once every 12.08 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
105mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
2 years overdue

Last affected by
2010 Sept 29th Tropical storm Nicole develops just west of here and moves north with 40mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1875 90mph sept 13th from the SE 170 killed in Cuba
1882 Sept 5th,backdoor 85mph from the ENE
1888 Sept 4th 115mph to the north while moving west
1894 sept 24th 80mph from the ESE 200 killed in cuba.
1895 Oct 21st 95mph from the SSW
1935 sept 28TH,120mph from the south press 28.31 35 killed 100 injured in Cuba with heavy damage in Cienfuegos mostly by flooding.
1952 Oct 24th,hurricane Fox a cat 4 hits with 145mph winds (hurdat) , over 600 killed.Before landfall a hurricane hunter aircraft lost paint on its wings do to the rain being so heavy in the eyewall.18 mile wide eye reported pressure 27.75
1966 Oct 1st Hurricane Inez 75mph from the ESE passes to east
1996 oct 18th hurricane Lili 90mph 50 miles to NW press 28.79 sporadic heavy damage as 10,000 homes were badly damaged.
2001 Nov 4th Major hurricane Michelle hits just NE moving in from the SW with 135mph winds.Thousands of homes had roofs blown off 5 killed in area as of Nov 6th. pressure 28.00. A 9 to 10ft storm surge was reported in coastal areas. A reported 43,076 dwellings damaged, principally in the Provinces of C. Habana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus.1,520 social/economic infrastructure damaged such as hospitals, schools, industry and agriculture installations. Loss and damage to agriculture including banana, citrus, sugar cane, and yucca. Hundreds of telephone and communications poles as well as some communication towers broken. Newspaper article
2005,Dennis made landfall near the port city of Cienfuegos at 1 p.m. Friday, July 8th ,2005 with 145mph winds downing power lines, knocking the city's TV station antenna to the ground and stripping the roofs from homes on Friday. It barreled over farming communities and small towns as it churned northward toward Havana. Official reported wind measurments showed 91mph sustained winds with gusts to 108mph and a pressure of 982mb.
2008 sept 8th , Hurricane Ike passes by just to the south with 80mph winds while moving WNW. Gusts here reported around 74mph pressure 989mb. Ike model history | radar animation


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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