Guadeloupe's history with tropical
systemsCurrent 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.
within or near core
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=24,42.86% H=32, 57.14%
Longest gap between storms
12 years 1932-1945 & 1966-1979
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.59 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.
once every 7.25 years(20h)
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
before the end of 2018
2015 Aug 27th Tropical Storm Erika passes just north with 50mph winds. .
This areas hurricane
1871 aug 21st 115mph moving WNW passing just north
1889 Sept 2nd 80mph from the S.E
1893 aug 16th ,85mph from the SE
1899 Aug 7th,150mph from the ese causing significant destruction
1899 Aug 30th,80mph from the east
1908 Sept 25th,75mph from the ESE
1909 Aug 21st 85mph from the ESE
1915 Aug 10th,90mph from the east
1924 Aug 28th 75mph from the ESE
1928 a cat 4 caused great damage to the area sept 12th press 27.76 with 140mph winds (hurdat). 1,500 killed here,11 ft storm surge,eye passes directly overhead.The storm destroyed nearly every building in Guadeloupe. In neighboring Montserrat 42 dead & 5,000 homeless.
1930 Sept 1st,95mph from the ESE
1950 Aug 21st ,Hurricane Baker hits from the east with 95mph winds
1950 Sept 1st hurricane Dog hits from the S.E with 105mph winds just north
1956 hurricane Betsy aug 11th devastates the area with 110mph
winds from the ESE, kills 6 here
1964 Aug 22nd,130mph from the ESE hurricane Cleo kills 14 people here.At Raizet Airport 15m north of eye min press 29.62 44mph gusts to 81mph.1,000 homes destroyed.
1966 hurricane Inez sept 27th 120mph winds from the east, 27 killed 600 injured
1979 Aug 29th Hurricane david passes just south from the ESE with 145mph winds
1989 Hurricane Hugo passes over north part of Island Sept 17th with 140mph winds from the ESE. 10,000 homes destroyed, leaving 35,000 of the island's 340,000 people homeless. Four people died and 107 were injured , total damage to the island from Hugo amounted to $880 million.Newspaper headline
1995 hurricane marilyn sept 14th just
SW with 80mph winds bar 29.03 minimal damage from the S.E
1998 Sept 20th Hurricane georges passes just N.E from the ESE with 115mph winds
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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