Grenada's history with tropical systems
Grenada 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
1877,1878br,1886br,1887ts,
1896ts,1901ts,1905tsbr,1918ts,1928ts,1933ts,1938ts,
1944tsbr,1954br,1955,1961ts,1963,1978ts,
1986tsbr,1988ts,1990ts,2000ts,2002ts,2004,2005,2007ts
25 times in 142 yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Hazel,Janet,Anna,Flora,Cora,Danielle,Joan,Arthur,Joyce,Lili,Ivan,Emily,Felix,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=17, 68.00% H=8, 32.00%

Longest gap between storms
14years 1963-1978

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 5.68 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
once every 28.40 years (5h)

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
due in 2014

Last affected by
2007 tropical storm Felix hits with 40mph winds sept 1st.

This areas hurricane past
1877 sept 22nd a cat 1 80mph from the east.
1955 Sept 22nd Hurricane Janet hits with 115mph winds while moving west,heavy damage,
1963 Sept 30th Hurricane Flora pummels the area with 125mph winds from the ESE.
2004 Sept 8th Hurricane Ivan devestates the island with 130mph winds while moving west.
2005 July 14th Hurricane Emily hits with 90mph winds causing sporadic damage in areas already hit hard by Ivan the year before.



Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............
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