La Pesca,Mexico'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).
Years near or within core winds
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=12, 54.55% H=10, 45.45%
Longest gap between storms
17 years 1874-1892
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 6.64 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(8h)once every 18.25 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(6)
once ev 24.33 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
before the end of the 2020 season
Sept 16th, 2013 Tropical Storm Ingrid hits from the S.E with 65 mph winds dumping heavy rain.
This areas hurricane
1909 Aug 27th, 120mph from the ESE kills 1,500 mostly
inland from flooding
1933 July 6th, 80mph from the ENE
1966 Oct 10th,hurricane Inez hits to the south with 120mph winds from the east
1970 Sept 12th Hurricane Ella hits with 125mph winds from the east, press 28.55. One reported gusts to 130mph,no deaths reported but rivers overflowed banks.
1975 Aug 31st Hurricane Caroline hits with 115mph winds from the ESE
1977 Sept 2nd hurricane Anita hits as a cat 5, 170mph from the ENE, before landfall recon found a pressure of 27.35 & sustained winds of 170mph.
1988 Sept 16th,
hurricane Gilbert hits with 130mph winds from the ESE ,60,000 homes destroyed & 202 killed in surrounding areas of mexico.In La pesca the storm surge reached 2 miles inland.av model error
2010 June 30th,Hurricane Alex hits just north with 90mph winds while moving west & strengthening 947mb. track | 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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