Merida,Mexico's history with tropical systems
Current 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.(since 1871)

Years within or near core
1879ts,1880tsbr,1888ts,1889tsbr,1893ts,1902br,1903,1909,1912tsbr,1916,1922,1931ts,1933tsbr,1933,1934ts,1935ts,1936ts,1938,1938ts,
1944-2,1947ts,1951,1955,1966,1967,1969ts,1973tsbd,1974tsbr,1988,1990ts,1995ts,1995br,1996tsbr,2002,2005br,2005ts,
37 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
charlie,Hilda,Inez,Beulah,Laurie,Brenda,Carmen,Gilbert,Diana,Opal,Roxanne,Dolly,Isidore,Emily,Stan,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=21, 56.76% H=16, 43.24%


Longest gap between storms
13 years 1974-1988

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.92 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(14h)once every 10.36 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
99 mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
7 years overdue

Last affected by
2005 Oct 2nd T.S Stan weakens to a depression while moving west.

This areas hurricane past
1903 july13th 95mph from the ESE
1909 Aug 26th, 105mph from the east passes just north
1916 oct 16th 105mph, from the SE passes just west
1922 80mph winds oct 19th from the ENE passes just south.
1933 sept 22nd 95mph winds from the east
1938 aug 26th 90 mph from the se
1944 july 22nd 75mph from the east
1944 sept 21st from the ENE with 75mph winds.
1951 Charlie hits from the east with 115mph winds on Aug 20th
1955 Hilda hits from the ESE with 95mph winds sept 17th
1966 Oct 7th Hurricane Inez passes just north from the ENE with 130mph winds
1967 sept 17th Beulah hits from the ese with 95mph winds before heading towards Texas
1988 Hurricane Gilbert hits from the ESE with 115mph winds sept 15th
2002 Hurricane Isidore hits from the NNE with 120mph winds on Sept 22nd suddenly turned south towards this area.Thousands, of trees down, tens of thousands of branches and untold numbers of lamina (the roofing material used for lots of buildings) in the streets, broken windows, flooded homes and streets.A reported 10 to 20 inches of rain fell in the area.eyewitness account



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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