great Inagua'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
1874tsbr,1876tsbr,1878,1879tsbr,1879ts,1883,1885tsbr,1886ts,1887ts,1888,1889ts,1896br,1896,1899,1899ts,1900ts,1903ts,1905ts,1908,1926,1926br,1927ts,1928ts,1928br,1938ts,
1945,1949ts,1954,1955br,1960br,1960ts,1963br,1979tsbr,1985,1987tsbr,1998br,2004ts,2007ts,2008ts,2008,2010,2011,2016br
43 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
Hazel,Hilda,Florence,Flora,David,Kate,Emily,Georges,Jeanne,Noel,Hanna,Ike,Tomas,Irene,Matthew,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=22, 51.16% H=21, 48.84%

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1908-1926

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.37 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(14)once every 10.29 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2016

Last affected by
2016 ,Oct 5th Hurricane Matthew brushes to the west with 130mph winds while moving NW causing heavy destruction.

This areas hurricane past
1878 Sept 28th 80mph from the south
1883 Sept 6th 80mph from the S.E just south
1888 Sept 3rd 115mph just north from the ESE
1896 Sept 3rd 95mph from the ESE
1899 Aug 10th 120mph winds while moving wnw
1908 Sept 11th, 105mph from the S.E
1926 July 25th 120mph just north while moving N.W
1945 Sept 14th 120mph just north from the ESE
1954 Hazel on oct 13th was regaining strength to 100mph in several hrs press 29.35 while moving north after hitting Haiti
1963 Oct 4th,hurricane Flora sat over the island for quite some time 80mph winds (damage extensive)
1985 Nov 11th,hurricane Kate just north with 90 mph winds 35 miles to north while moving west minor damage here
2008,Sept 7th Hurricane Ike left behind major destruction in Inagua. Ike is estimated to have had an intensity of 110 kt when it hit Great Inagua. "The situation is dire in Inagua," "There is widespread destruction." Prime Minister Ingraham emphasized that buildings and infrastructure can be replaced, but human life cannot and therefore there was much to be thankful for since no loss of life or serious injury had been reported. Matthew Town, Inagua, suffered extensive damages. He said the strong winds and torrential rains tore down a satellite communications system and there were many poles, utility lines and transformers that were leveled.The Mathew Town Police Station's shutters were blown away, causing water breach and flooding. The shutters of the St. Philips Community Center, which is also a shelter, were blown off. Zion Baptist Church - a second shelter - also sustained water damage.Approximately 70-80% of the houses on Great Inagua Island sustained roof damage, and 25% had major damage or were destroyedSat image of eye moving over island with Hurricane watch net audio | Ike model history | Aftermath video
2010 Nov 5th Hurricane Tomas passes just east while moving NNE with 75mph winds. Tomas model history
2011 Aug 23rd Hurricane Irene passes just North while moving WNW with 110mph winds. Irene model history


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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