San Salvador Island 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 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
58 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Charlie,Fox,Barbara,Edna,Hazel,Betsy,Gert,Erin,Bertha,Lili,Floyd,Frances,Rita,Hanna,Irene,Sandy

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 2.45 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(29h)once every 4.90 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
113 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 west coming from the south while moving NNW with 105mph 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
1932 Sept 4th A major Hurricane with 140mph winds hits from the ESE,the first of two majors to hit here in one year.
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



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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