Isle of Youth,Cuba'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.
Years near or within
2004m,2004brm,2008m,2008,2017tsbr,(2018subtsbr & tsbr not in stats)
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=30, 42.25% H=41, 57.75%
Longest gap between storms
10 years 1934-1943
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.06 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(28h)once every 5.21 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(13)
once every 11.23 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2018
2018 Oct 8th Hurricane Michael brushes well to the west with 75mph winds while moving north.
1876 Oct 18th,115mph just east while moving north.
1878 95mph from the south Oct 20th,just east
1882 ,Oct 8th 130mph from the south just west
1886 June 28th, 90mph from the ESE passes justr north.
1887,Oct 13th,85mph from the ESE
1906 Oct 17th, 120mph from the SSW
1909 Aug 24th 110mph from the east passing just south
1909 Sept 17th,85mph from the S.E just east of here
1910 Oct 13th, 115mph from the SSE
1915 Aug 14th, 120mph from the ESE
1915 sept 2nd,a cat 1 90mph from the SSE
1917 sept 25th, 115 winds from the S.E
1926 Oct 20th 115mph from the south
hits killing many
1933 July 2nd,90mph from the SSE
1944 130mph (hurdat) 928mb hits october 18th from the south kills 319 in cuba
1948 Sept 20th,125mph (hurdat) just east from the South
1948 Oct 5th ,115mph from the SSW
1950 Sept 2nd hurricane Easy hits from the SSW with 80mph winds (hurdat)
1966 hurricane Alma
hits as a cat 2 in june 8th from the SSW with 95mph winds,highest winds 100mph 2AM ET.
1968 oct 16th hurricane Gladys hits with 80mph winds from the south causing heavy flooding & kills 1. Hurricane hunter has turbulence problems with Bob Sheets aboard 1 seriously injured.
1996 Oct 19th,hurricane Lili hits from the SSW with 90mph winds
press 28.79 railway line damaged by fallen trees,banana crops badly damaged as
well as tobacco crops .
1999 Oct 14th just north & west hurricane Irene hits with 75mph winds killing 2 in west cuba while moving north.
2001 Nov 4th Hurricane Michelle passes just east with 130mph winds causing moderate damage to the island & knocking down communication towers. while moving NE press=28.03 inches.
2002 Sept 20th Hurricane Isidore hits just west with 105mph winds while slowly moving NE. Roof damage trees down & powerlines down 967mb.
2002 Oct 1st Hurricane Lili hits while moving NW with 85mph winds while strengthening. heavy damage & flooding,2nd hurricane in 2 weeks.
2004 Aug 13th Hurricane Charley hits just east with 115mph winds while moving north. radar image
2008 Aug 30th Hurricane Gustav hits with 145mph winds,causing heavy damage. Cars reported flung through air roofs ripped off homes but no one killed. Fidel Castro likened the destruction to an atomic explosion & suggested cost's could be in the billions. Gustav model history | damage shot | Radar animation final report by NHC
2008 sept 9th , Hurricane Ike passes by just to the N.E with 80mph winds while moving WNW. Ike model history
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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