Saint Lucia'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
1872ts,1875,1876ts,1880ts,1883br,1886ts,1886,1887-2ts,1888ts,1891,1894br,1894,1895ts,1895tsbr,
1896-2tsbr,1898,1898tsbr,1903,1918tsbr,1921br,1941ts,1942ts,1943ts,1944tsbr,1948ts,1949ts,1951,1960ts,1963,1966ts,
1967ts,1970tsbr,1979br,1980,1987tsbr,1994tsbr,1995ts,2001Tsbr,2001ts,2002tsbr,2007,2010,2012ts,2013ts
46 times in 142 yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Dog,Abby,Edith,Judith,Beulah,Dorothy,David,Allen,Emily,Debby,Iris,Chantal,Jerry,Lili,Dean, Tomas,Ernesto,Chantal

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=31, 67.39% H=15, 32.61%

Longest gap between storms
19 years 1921-1941

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.09 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.
once every 12.91 years (11h)

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2013
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
July 9th, 2013 Tropical Storm Chantal hits north coast while moving WNW with 60mph winds. .

This areas hurricane past
1875, 90mph sept 9th just north
1886 Aug 16th, 105mph from the ENE passes just south
1891 Aug 18th, 125mph just north from the ESE
1894 Oct 12th 95mph from the S.E
1898 Sept 11th, 110mph just south from the S.E
1903 Aug 9th 95mph just north from the east
1951 Sept 2nd Dog 75mph (hurdat) from the east
1960 July 10th,Abby downgraded to TS by (hurdat) in 2014.Newspaper article
1963 Sept 25th,hurricane Edith hits with 90mph winds press 28.88 10 killed from the ESE
1980 hurricane Allen eye passes just south Allen had 130mph winds at the time aug 4th very heavy damage. Six reported killed with 235 million in damage.
1994 tropical storm Debby destroys 60% of Banana crops
Aug 17th,2007 Hurricane Dean passes between Martinique and St Lucia with 100mph winds.The roof at the Children's Ward of the Victoria Hospital had been blown off and roads had been blocked with debris. The two airports on the island had been closed and eyewitnesses told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that boulders used as "wave breakers" at the sea ports in Castries had been pushed unto the nearby John Compton Highway. Strong winds and heavy seas caused extensive damage along the north and west coasts of St. Lucia, including damage to bridges, roofs, and utility poles. Damage there was estimated at $18 million.Was moving west at nearly 25mph while passing through.One death reported in St Lucia.
2010, Oct 30th Hurricane Tomas passes just south with 80mph winds while moving west. As of Nov 2nd 5 confirmed deaths here over 100 million dollars damage mostly by mud slides. Fly over of damage courtesy of NEMO | Model performance.



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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