Grenada's history with tropical systems
Grenada 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)



Years within or near core
1877,1878br,1886br,1887ts,1896ts,1901ts,1905tsbr,1918ts,1928ts,1933ts,1938ts,1944tsbr,1954br,1955m,1961ts,1963m,1978ts,1986tsbr,1988ts,1990ts,2000ts,2002ts,2004m,2005,
2007ts,2017ts
26 times in 147 yrs end of 2018




Names from list above
Hazel,Janet,Anna,Flora,Cora,Danielle,Joan,Arthur,Joyce,Lili,Ivan,Emily,Felix,Bret,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=18, 69.23% H=8, 30.77%

Longest gap between storms
14years 1963-1978

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 5.65 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
once every 29.40 years (5h)

Average years between major hurricane hits.(3)
once every 49 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2023

Last affected by
Hit by tropical storm Bret June 20th,2017 per NHC sustained 42kts gust to 48kts.

This areas hurricane past
1877 sept 22nd a cat 1 80mph from the east.
1955 Sept 22nd Hurricane Janet hits with 115mph winds while moving west,heavy damage,
1963 Sept 30th Hurricane Flora pummels the area with 125mph winds from the ESE.more of Flora from NHC archives | bulletin from NHC archives
2004 Sept 8th Hurricane Ivan devestates the island with 130mph winds while moving west, 39 killed here. Per NHC final report----At least 80 percent of the 100,000 residents were without power; more than 14,000 homes were damaged or destroyed; 80 percent of the nutmeg trees were destroyed; a 17th century prison was also damaged allowing many of the inmates to briefly escape during the height of the storm; Ivan was the worse hurricane to strike the island since Hurricane Janet in 1955.
2005 July 14th Hurricane Emily hits with 90mph winds causing sporadic damage in areas already hit hard by Ivan the year before.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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