Cape Sable,Nova Scotia's history with tropical systems (within 80miles to the west & 60 miles to east of city)
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.Unless "extreme" Extratropical systems will not be noted! "?" indicates unknown at landfall.(since 1871)

Years affected
1871-2br,1872xtropst,1875ts,1877ts,1877xtropst,1879ts,1879xtrophbr,1880br,1882ts,1886br,1887xtropstbr,1888xtropst,1888xtroph,1889ts,1891extratroph,1891xtropstbr,1893,
1900xtropst,1904xtroph,1918xtropst,1924xtroph,1927extratroph,1933xtropst,1933br,1936extratroph,1936br,1937tsbr,1937ts,1940tsbr,1940,1944xtropst,1946ropstbr,
1950,1953-2br,1959xtropstbr,1960tsbr,1961xtropst,1962,1963extratroph,1964xtropstbr,1969br,1975,1981subts,1982subtsbr,1988tsbr,1995xtropst,1996xtropst,1996br,
1996xtropst,2001ts,2005tsbr,2006ts,2007extratroph,2008,2009br,2010ts,2014xtropst
59 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
Able,Barbara,Carol,Cleo,Daisy,Dora,Ginny,Gerda,Blanche,Allison,Edouard,Hortense,Josephine,Karen,Ophelia,Noel,Kyle,Bill,Earl,Arthur,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=33, 55.93% H=26, 44.68%

Longest gap between storms
13 years 1904-1918

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)
(14h)once every 10.36 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
86mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2017

Last affected by
2014,July 5th Tropical storm Arthur becomes post tropical while passing just North. (144,000 in Nova Scotia without power)

This areas hurricane past
1888 nov 28th 90mph while moving N.E center passes just north & west.
1891 oct 15th 90mph moving NE
1893 aug 22nd 115mph moving NE
1904 Sept 15th,extratropical hurricane hits with 85mph winds from the SW
1924 Aug 27th,extratropical hurricane hits with 75mph winds while moving N.E
1927 Aug 25th a fast moving Extratropical x hurricane hits with 105mph winds
1936 a Extratropical x hurricane hits with 80mph winds on Sept 25th
1940 sept 17th 75mph moving NNE
1950 Hurricane Able Aug 21st just south moving ENE with 75mph winds (hurdat).
1962 hurricane daisy hits with 75mph winds on Oct 8th
1963 Extratropical storm Ginny hits with 105mph winds on Oct 29th.Racing NNE.
1975 July 28th ,Hurricane Blanche,80mph from the SSW
2007 Extratropical storm Noel hits with 75mph winds on November 4th. Coastal floods and significant wave action washed out sections of coastal roads in Nova Scotia and many roads were littered with large rocks and boulders that washed ashore during the storm. Several waterfront buildings also suffered damage and some docks were destroyed. damage shot #1 | damage shot #2 | wave action | damage shot #4
2008 Sept 28th ,Hurricane Kyle passes just west with 75mph winds while becoming extratropical.Minimal damage reported with minimal surge ,approx 40,000 without power at height of landfall.



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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