Montego Bay,Jamaica'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
38 times in 145yrs end of 2016

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=19, 50% H=19, 50%
Longest gap between storms
28 years 1951-1980

How often Montego Bay gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.82 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(13h)once every 11.15 years

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

Statistically when montego bay should be affected next

Last affected by
2012 Oct 24th Hurricane Sandy passes over 50 miles to the east with 80mph winds while moving north.

This areas hurricane past
1874 Nov 1st, 95mph from the SSW
1886 Aug 20th, 110mph from the SSE
1903 Aug 11th, 120mph from the ESE
1910 Sept 8th,80mph from the ESE
1912 nov 18TH,115mph (hurdat) from the S.W causes heavy storm surge & kills 100 in jamaica on nov 18th.
1915 Aug13th,a hurricane hit direct with from the west with 110mph winds from the ESE causing heavy damage.
1916 Aug 15th, 110mph winds from the ESE
1933 Oct 29th 95mph winds from the south causing moderate damage passing just west.
1944 Aug 20th thousands left homeless in northern areas after a cat 3 with 120mph winds moves through while moving WNW.
1951 hurricane charlie 125mph (hurdat)just south from the ESE aug 18th kills 154 in jamaica,50,000 homeless.
1980 hurricane Allen kills 3 here from gusts to 100mph allen was 35 miles to the northon AUg 6th when passing with 130mph winds causing heavy damage to the area from the ESE . Damage photo
1988 Sept 12th,hurricane Gilbert hits from the east with 115mph winds montego bay heavily damaged banana crops almost totally destroyed. newspaper article | satelite photo | av model error
2004 ,sept 11th hit by Hurricane Ivan with 155mph winds moving approx 60 miles to the south from the ESE with Ivan having a wind field approx 85 miles out. Moderate damage in this area. .

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 (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 many more.............
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