Cabo Rojo,Puerto Rico'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
1956br,1961tsbr,1963br,1966br,1967,1979bdts,1989br,1996,1998,2004ts,2007subts,2011br,2013ts,2014ts,2015ts,(2017br,2017 not in stats)
times in 145yrs end of 2016
from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=16, 40.00% H=24, 60.00%
Longest gap between storms
11 years 1967-1979
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 3.63 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(15h)once every 9.67 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2017
This is just a statistical average &
does not mean the area will be affected by that year
Last affected by
2017 Sept 20th Hurricane Maria hits just north by 28 miles with 115mph winds closest approach while moving N.W causing heavy damage.
1876, 75mph sept 13th from the east reports of 19 killed but historians suspect the spanish government withheld death toll & damage info.
1891 Aug 20th, 105mph to the south from the S.E
1893 Aug 17th, 105mph from the S.E
1896 sept 1st 95mph gusts to 115mph from the S.E
1899 aug 8th the san Ciriaco hurricane hits with 115mph winds from the ESE. Winds at approach on SE Puerto Rico were est at 140mph. 3,369 deaths reported in Puerto Rico.Closest approach of eye to Cabo Rojo sw PR was 31 miles to the north.
1909 Aug 22nd, 90mph from the ESE just south
1910 Sept 7th, 95mph from the east just south
1916 Aug 22nd 80mph from the east
1926 july 24th 80mph winds from the S.E
1928 sept 14th 160mph from the ESE ,San Felipe hurricane hits with gusts to 165mph causing heavy damage & killing 312. US president asking for help | Newspaper Article
1930 Sept 2nd, 120mph winds just south from the ESE
1932 Sept 27th, 145 mph (hurdat)from due east over land Newspaper article.
1967 Sept 10th, Hurricane Beulah passes to the south with 145mph winds from the ESE
1996 hurricane Hortense sept 10th, 80mph winds from the SSE press
29.23 & a 4 ft storm surge 19 killed 20 inches of rain fell leaving 3/4 of
people in Puerto Rico without power.
1998 Sept 22nd,hurricane Georges hits here from the ESE after
traveling the length of the island.Winds at this point were 105mph dumps heavy
rain on the area causes 12 billion dollars damage & kills 12 in P.R.
2017 Sept 20th Hurricane Maria hits just north by 28 miles with 115mph winds closest approach while moving N.W causing heavy damage. power outages from space | Relief concert 5 former presidents attend
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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