manzanillo,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 core winds
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=23, 58.97% H=16, 41.03%
Longest gap between storms
16 years 1982-1997
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 3.74 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(10h)once every 14.60 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(2)
once every 73 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
5 years overdue
Last affected by
Sept 8th ,2008 Hurricane Ike hits 50 miles to north while moving west with 100mph winds.
This areas hurricane past
1875 sept 13th 105mph from the SE approx 160 killed in Cuba passed just South of here from the ESE
1886 Aug 16th,90mph from the ESE
1894 Sept 23rd,80mph from the ESE
1904 June 13th,75mph from the SSW
1909 Aug 24th,75mph from the East
1958 Sept 2nd,85mph(hurdat) from the ESE,hurricane Ella.
1963 Oct 5th,hurricane Flora hits with
120mph winds from the east wipes out sugar crop kills 1,000 .Newspaper article
1964 Aug 25th,Hurricane Cleo psses just south of here with 80mph winds from the ESE.Hurricane hunter aircraft reports heavy damage to wings. NHC Wallet
1966 Sept 30th,Hurricane Inez passes just north from the ESE with 75mph winds
2005 July 8th,hurricane Dennis hits while moving NW passing just south with 130mph winds.President Fidel Castro said 10 people, including an 18-day-old baby and 95-year-old man, were killed in the provinces of Granma and Santiago after Dennis raked Cuba's south coast on Thursday. Cuban officials said about 6,000 homes had been damaged or destroyed by the storm in the province of Granma where 24-foot storm surges were reported. Just to the south in Cabo Cruz instruments measured sustained winds of 133mph gusts to 148mph 956mb.
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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