(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.
within or near core 1871,1877ts,1878br,1879,1879tsbr,1884,1887-2ts,1888ts,1889ts,1891,1893-2,1900ts,1901tsbr,1901ts,1903tsbr, 1906,1908br,1916ts,1919,1921ts,1923,1926-2,1928tsbr,1928,1931ts,1932-2,1933-2,1934ts,1935ts,1936ts,1939ts 1940tsbr,1941,1942tsbr,1944tsbr,1945br,1949,1952br,1952,1953ts,1954-2,1956,1981,1995br,1996-2,1999,2004, 2005tsbr,2008tsbr,2011,2012br,(2015 not in stats) 58
times in 143yrs end of 2014
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=24, 41.38% H=34, 58.62%
Longest gap between storms 24 years 1956-1981
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.47 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (28h)once every 5.11 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 113 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next hit in 2015
Last affected by 2015 Oct 2nd Hurricane Joaquin passes over the island while moving north with 125mph winds.
This areas hurricane
past 1871 Aug 23rd, 105mph from the ESE 1879 Aug 16th,80mph from the S.E 1884 Oct 12th,80mph to the west from the south 1891 Aug 22nd 95mph from the ESE 1893 Aug 19th,120mph from the ESE 1893 Aug 25th just north with 120mph winds from the east 1906 Sept 6th,130mph just north from the ESE 1919 Sept 7th, 105mph from the ESE just south 1923 Sept 25th,85mph from the SSE 1926 July 25th,140mph to the south from the S.E 1926 Sept 17th,150mph to the south from the ESE 1928 Sept 15th,155mph from the ESE just south 1932 Sept 4th,140mph from the ESE 1932 Nov 10th, the major Hurricane that killed thousands in Cuba hits with 115mph winds while moving very quickly to sea from the WSW. 1933 July 28th,90mph from the S.E 1933 Sept 2nd,140mph from the ESE 1941 Oct 5th,95mph from the east 1949 Aug 25th,90mph from the ESE 1952 Oct 26th,90mph Hurricane Fox from the west 1954 Sept 7th Hurricane Edna hits with 85mph winds from the S.E 1954 Oct 14th Hurricane Hazel 115mph just east from the SSE 1956 Aug 13th, hurricane Betsy hits with 110mph winds from the S.E, 5 inches of
rain 1981 Sept 10th,75mph Gert strengthens to a hurricane from the SE 1996 July 10th,hurricane Bertha 35 miles to the N.E from the ESE with 105mph winds area had
gusts to 90mph press 28.78 heavy tree damage 1996 hurricane Lili hits from
the W.S.W with 110mph winds oct 19th heavy damage to buildings moved through the
area fast.# Most extensive damage was on the west side of the island.
Almost no damage on east side of the island.
The most significant surge was on the southwest side of the island.
Extensive tree damage at high elevations,
Scattered damage to living coral.
Several major washovers in and around French Bay and the Gulf.
Destruction of the cabana at Grotto.
and the public dock at French Bay.
Extensive salt burn and wind damage to vegetation on western side of island.
1999 sept 13th hurricane Floyd hits 20 miles north with 155mph winds from the ESE causing very heavy damage. Recon estimated 100mph at passage. Most damage on west coast due to storm surge.
2004, Sept 2nd Hurricane Frances hits just south with 140mph winds from the ESE.Houses damaged
in San Salvador, Island heavily hit.120mph peak gust on island
948.1 mb .Sat image Ham radio reports at landfall, 03/00Z SAN SALVADOR REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 120 MPH WHEN THE LEADING EDGE
OF THE EYEWALL PASSED OVER THE ISLAND... AND SUSTAINED WINDS OF 101 MPH
IN THE TRAILING EDGE OF THE EYEWALL. SAN SALVADOR REPORTED A PRESSURE
OF 948 MB ABOUT TWO HOURS AGO WHEN THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE EYE PASSED
OVER THE ISLAND.
2011 Aug 24th, Hurricane Irene passes just south while moving WNW with 120mph winds . Irene model history
2015 Oct 2nd Hurricane Joaquin passes over the island while moving north with 125mph winds with reports of heavy damage and surge flooding. Downed power lines and poles; roads impassable; 130 persons reported to shelters, one of which had its roof and door blown off.
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