Cape Verde Islands history with tropical
(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
13 times in 147yrs end of 2018
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=11, 84.62% H=2, 15.38%
Longest gap between storms
25 years 1985-2009
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 11.30 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(2)
once every 73.5 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
before the end of 2026
Last affected by
2015 Aug 31st,2015 Hurricane Fred hits from the ESE with 80mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1892 Sept 13th,80mph from the ESE hits southern Islands.
2015 Aug 31st,Hurricane Fred hits from the ESE with 85mph winds. Media reports indicate there were nine deaths 3 directly associated with Fred. The Greekregistered fishing boat Dimitrios sank off the coast of Guinea-Bissau due to the high waves
generated by Fred, and 7 members of its crew of 19 were not found as per . 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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