Cape Cod's 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
1871tsbr,1872bdts,1874bdtsbr,1875tsbr,1877xtropstbd,1878bdxtropstbr,1879,1880extratropst,1881tsbr,1882tsbr,1885,1887xtropst,1888tsbd,1888xtropst,1888,1888xtroph,1889ts,
1891xtropstbr,1894bdtsbr,1896,1897ts,1902xtropst,1904xtroph,1907xtropst,1913xtropstbr,1916,1923ts,1924,1927,1932xtropst,1934xtropstbd,1936,1938xtropst,1940br,1944,
1944xtropst,1952xtropst,1953br,1954,1955bdts,1958br,1959ts,1960br,1961,1962,1966xtropst,1969,1971tsbr,1972tsbr,1991,1996xtropst,1999ts,2004tsbd,2004ts,2006ts,2008tsbd,
2011tsbr,2013bdxtropst,2014br
59 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
Barbara,Edna,Daisy,Diane,Donna,Cindy,Esther,Alma,Alma,Carrie,Gerda,Bob,Gerda,Doria,Heidi,Belle,Bob,Bertha,Floyd,Josephine,Charley,Hermine,Beryl,Hanna,Irene,Andrea,Arthur,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=38, 64.41% H=21, 35.59%

Longest gap between storms
18 years 1973-1990

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.46 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(16h)once every 9.06 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
93mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2017
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
2014 July 4th Hurricane Arthur brushes well east while moving N.E with 75mph winds,over 10,000 without power on cape.

This areas hurricane past
1879 Aug 19th eye passes over 80mph
1885 Sept 23rd, 90mph just east from the SSW
1888 Sept 27th, 80mph just east from the SSW
1888 Nov 27th, 90mph just east
1896 Sept 10th, 80mph from the SSE
1904 sept 15th,extratropical hurricane hits from the S.W with 85mph winds
1916 July 21st ,85mph from the south
1924 Aug 26th 90mph from the S.W
1927 Aug 24th, 105mph just east from the S.W
1936 Sept 19th 90mph from the WSW
1944 80mph winds from the SSW sept 15th press 28.34
1954 hurricane Edna hits with 115mph winds(hurdat) on Sept 11th from the SSW.
1961 Sept 21st major Hurricane being downgraded to T.S Esther loops just south with 120mph down to 70mph while passing by,this Hurricane was earlier cloud seeded.
1962 Aug 29th Hurricane Alma passes to the east with 90mph from the S.W
1969 Sept 9th, Hurricane Gerda passes just east with 120mph winds from the S.W
1991 hurricane Bob hits just west with 110mph winds from the SSW , 5 associated Tornadoes press 28.45 august 19th Newspaper article



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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