Grenada's 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
times in 146 yrs end of 2017
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=18, 69.23% H=8, 30.77%
Longest gap between storms
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 5.62 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
once every 29.20 years (5h)
Average years between major hurricane hits.(3)
once every 48.33 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
Affected in 2017
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.
2004 Sept 8th Hurricane Ivan devestates the island with 130mph winds while moving west.
2005 July 14th Hurricane Emily hits with 90mph winds causing sporadic damage in areas already hit hard by Ivan the year before.
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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