Andros Island Bahamas history with tropical
(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).
within or near core
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=35, 44.30% H=44, 55.70%
Longest gap between storms
6 years 1909-1916 & 1919-1926
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 1.84 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(30h)once every 4.83 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
hit in 2016
Last affected by
2016 Oct 6th,Hurricane Matthew hits north part of island with 140mph winds while moving N.W causing heavy damage.
This areas hurricane past
1883 sept 9th 105mph just east from the SSE while hitting Nassau 106 killed in Bahamas
1886 Aug 22nd,90mph just west from the south
1888 Aug 15th,110mph from the ESE north side of island
1891 aug 24th 95mph from the ESE
1895 Oct 22nd, 105mph just west from the SSW
1896 Sept 5th,115mph from the SSE just east
1899 Aug 12th 120mph just passes west side of island
1899 Oct 30th 85mph from the south
1903 Sept 10th, 85mph winds from the S.E just north
1908 oct 1st 80mph from the SSE
1919 sept 9th 125mph from the ESE
1926 July 26th a 130mph hurricane passes just north while moving NW. All bridges totally destroyed and most stone dwellings destroyed.
1926 Sept 17th, 145mph from the ESE
1928 Aug 6th 85mph from the S.E
1928 Sept 16th,155mph from the ESE
1929 sept 26th a 140mph hurricane devestates the island. There was a 12 to 18ft foot storm surge & in combination with wind lasted almost 48 hrs with a forward speed of 3mph.It was said that the water from the East coast & West coast merged during the storm.Many deaths were reported on Andros, and according
to press reports at least 24 persons were declared missing. 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"> | NOAA 1929
1933 Sept 3rd,140mph from the ESE passes just north
1933 Oct 5th, 140mph just N.W from the S.W
1935 Sept 1st,85mph from the east
1941 Oct 6th 115mph winds from the east
1945 sept 15th 125mph at south end est 25 dead on Andros Island. Barometer measured at 28.70 inches on the 26th at 7AM.
1945 Oct 13th 75mph from the SSW
1949 Aug 26th,130mph north tip from the ESE
1952 Oct25th,hurricane fox 85mph (hurdat)
hits coming from the south west in late october
1960 Sept 9th Hurricane Donna passes approx 55 to 60 miles to the south while headed to florida with 150mph winds.more here
1965 Sept 7th,hurricane Betsy 125mph grazes the north end as a
cat 3 from the N.E, area has gusts to 126mph in early september. Betsy page
1966 oct 2nd hurricane Inez just NW of here with 85mph winds
1979 sept 3rd hurricane david hits
in early september as a cat 1 with 75mph winds on its way towards brushing florida.Crops badly damaged island wide,no deaths but some roof damage & powerlines down on the island.
2001 Nov 5th,Hurricane Michelle hits direct with 80mph winds moving quickly to the NE some gusts to 100mph pressure 28.84. Some roof damage and alot of flooding.
2016 Oct 6th,Hurricane Matthew hits north part of island with 140mph winds while moving N.W causing heavy damage.The east coast of Andros Island also experienced large
and powerful surge and wave action, causing inundation that completely destroyed many coastal
structures and infrastructure. Radar courtesy of Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School | Damage shot | Matthew timeline | NHC final report
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane reseach 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 Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz.....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.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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