Nassau Bahamas 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 60 miles
1871,1877ts,1878tsbr,1883,1886br,1888,1888ts,1891,1893,1893ts,1895tsbr,1895br,1896
,1897-2ts,1899,1899br,1901ts,1903,1908br,1908,1919br
1926-2,1926ts,1927tsbr,1928-2,1929,1932tsbr,1932,1933-2,1936tsbr,1937-2ts
1938tsbr,1939tsbr,1941,1945-2br,1946ts,1947ts,1949,1952,1958ts,1965,1966br,1974subts,1979br,1984ts,
1987tsbr,1992,1999,2001,2004,2007ts,2011br,2012br
59 times in 142 yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Fox,Janice,Betsy,Inez,David,Isadore,Floyd,Andrew,Floyd,Michelle,Frances,Noel,Irene,Sandy,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=23, 38.98% H=36, 61.02%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1908-1919

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.41 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(25h)once every 5.68 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2015

Last affected by
2012 Oct 25th, Hurricane Sandy passes to the east with 90mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 24th, 105mph from the ESE
1883 sept 8th ,50 killed 105mph from the south directly over island
1888 Aug 15th, 105mph from the ESE
1891 Aug 23rd,95mph from the ESE just south
1893 Aug 26th, 120mph just north from the ESE
1896 Sept 5th,115mph from the south
1899 Aug 12th, 120mph from the S.E just west
1903 Sept 10th,85mph from the S.E
1908 Oct 1st,110mph from the SSE just west
1926 eye passes directly over the island july 26th heavy damage,winds estimated at 130mph from the S.E.
1926 Sept 17th,145mph just south from the ESE
1928 Aug 6th, 85mph from the S.E just south
1928, 155mph winds sept 16th, great property loss. Eighteen people lost their lives in Nassau from this hurricane from the ESE.
1929 Sept 26th from the N.E ,a major hurricane hits with 140mph winds,press of 27.65 takes 4 hrs to pass luckily good evacuations saved many lives heavy damage. Eye passed directly over island.Seven deaths reported in Nassau with numerous injuries.456 houses destroyed & 640 damaged, 137 killed in entire Bahama chain.Damage shot #1 | Damage shot #2 | Damage shot #3 | Damage shot #4 | Damage shot #5 | The song "run come see Jerusalem" based on the 1929 hurricane with slide presentation | Courtesy of Wayne Neely's "The major hurricanes to affect the Bahamas"target=new>
1932 Sept 5th,160mph from the ESE passes just north
1933 Sept 3rd,140mph from the ESE passes just north
1933 Oct 5th,145mph to the south from the SW
1941 oct 5th, 100mph from the east
1949 Aug 26th,115mph (hurdat)from the ESE
1952 Oct 26th,hurricane Fox hits with 85mph(hurdat) coming from the west.
1965 Sept 7th,hurricane Betsy a cat 3 moving west from the N.E 125mph heavy damage. Betsy page | Radar track
In 1992 Aug 23rd,hurricane Andrew passes just north by 20 miles with 155mph winds moderate damage due to Andrews small size and core staying north.
1999 sept 14th Hurricane Floyd passes to the N.E by 48miles with 145mph winds causes moderate damage here due to Floyd's large size some broken windows & roof damage from the ESE.
Nov 5th 2001 Hurricane Michelle hits just south with 85mph winds kncks down power lines & dumps over a ft of rain causing heavy flooding while moving NE pressure 28.72.People here say worst since Betsy in 1965,.
2004 Sept 4th,Hurricane Frances arguably a hit as Frances passed approx 38 miles to the north as a cat 3 ,115mph causing primarilly North & N.W winds from the ESE.



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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