Bluefields,Nicaragua's history with tropical
systemsCurrent 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).
within or near core
1876,1906,1908br,1911br,1933ts,1971,1988,1993-2ts,1996,2005tsbr,2009br(2016 Hurricane Otto too far south TS wind field not a brush)
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=4, 33.33% H=8, 66.67%
Longest gap between storms
37 years 1933-1971
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 12.08 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(5h)once every 29 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
before the end of 2019
2009 Nov 6th Hurricane Ida makes landfall well north of here.
This areas hurricane past
1876 Oct 3rd 105mph winds from due east,reports of destruction
In 1906 Oct 10th,a cat 3 120mph hurricane from the ESE causes a 15
ft tidlewave press 28.57
1971 sept 19th Irene hits Nicaragua just south of
Bluefields from the east sept 19th with 75mph winds, then moved into the Pacific.
1988 Oct 22nd,hurricane Joan hits from the east with 135mph
winds press 27.46 destroys the area & kills 148 in Nicaragua 1 billion dollars damage in Nicaragua
1996 July 8th,hurricane Cesar with 80mph winds
hits from the east with a press of 29.21 dumps heavy rain 50 killed.
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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