Cabo Corrientes Cuba'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.
within or near core
times in 147yrs end of 2018
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=28, 41.54% H=39, 58.46%
Longest gap between storms
13 years 1989-2001
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.19 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(27h)once every 5.44 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(11)
once every 13.36 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this
area should be affected next
Before the end of 2020
2018 ,Oct 8th Hurricane Michael passes just west with 100mph winds while moving north.
This areas hurricane past
1882 oct 8th 125mph from the south ,over 100 killed in cuba 90 to 100mph winds reported.
1886 July 17th,75mph from the SSW just west
1886 Oct 8th ,75mph from the SSE
1887 Oct 13th 80mph from the ESE
1896 Sept 28th, 125mph from the south just west of here
1901 Sept 15th,80mph from the ESE
1906 Sept 24th, 90mph from the SSE just west
1909 Aug 25th, 115mph from the east passes to the south.
1909 Sept 17th 95mph from the S.E
1909 oct 10th 120mph from the S.W killing 15 in west cuba.
1910 Sept 10th 90mph from the ESE
1910 150mph did a loop over this
area from the SSE on Oct 16th
1913 Oct 29th 75mph from the S.W
1915 Aug 14th,a hurricane hits here with 120mph winds from the ESE.
1915 Sept 27th 145mph just S.E by 47 miles
1915 Sept 27th 110mph from the SSE passes just west
1924 Oct 19th,
pressure 27.22 major damage cat 5, 165mph from the SSW.
1933 July 3rd, 90mph from the SSE passes just east
1946, 130mph oct 7th from the SSW,132mph measured by recon
1964 oct 13th hurricane Isabell 105mph causes heavy damage here from the SSW & kills 3
1968 Oct 17th,Hurricane Gladys 80mph from the south serious flooding & great loss of crops.Hurricane hunter has turbulence problems with Bob Sheets aboard 1 seriously injured
1969 Aug 15th,hurricane Camille hits here as a cat 2-110mph from the SSE before later becoming a cat5
before hitting the U.S 3 killed here
1980 Aug 7th,Hurricane Allen passes to the south from the ESE with 175mph winds
2002, Sept 20th Hurricane Isidore hits while slowly moving NE with 105mph winds,roof damage & trees down.
2002 Oct 1st Hurricane Lili hits with 95mph winds from the ESE ,reports of heavy damage by this strengthening Hurricane, the second in 2 weeks. Heavy losses in coffee,banana & rice crops. 38,000 homes damaged 1 killed.
2004 ,sept 13th hit by Hurricane Ivan with 160mph winds moving NW over the west tip of Cuba with Ivan having a wind field approx 85 miles out. Heavy damage & surge flooding.13.33 inches of rain in western Cuba,mud slides cut off at least two towns. Measured gusts of 119mph to 166mph
Models 3 days before hitting | Radar | satelite photo
2018 Oct 8th Hurricane Michael passes by just west while moving north strengthening with 100mph winds. Per NHC report "In Cuba, Cabo del San Antonio at the western end of the island reported 10-min mean
winds of 84 kt and a gust of 92 kt at 2001 UTC 8 October as the southeast eyewall passed over
the station. Based on this, Michael is assessed to have been a category 2 hurricane with 85-kt
winds during its close approach to western Cuba". brightness temp image | NHC report
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research 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 Schwartz.....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.....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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