Nassau Bahamas 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.
times in 145 yrs end of 2016
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=24, 39.34% H=37, 60.66%
Longest gap between storms
10 years 1908-1919
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.38 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(26h)once every 5.58 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(16)
once every 9.06 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
hit in 2016
Last affected by
2016 Oct 6th,Hurricane Matthew hits just south with 130mph winds while moving N.W causing heavy damage.
This areas hurricane
1871 Aug 24th, 105mph from the ESE
1883 sept 8th ,50 killed 105mph from the south directly over island
1888 Aug 15th, 105mph from the ESE
1891 Aug 23rd,95mph from the ESE just south
1893 Aug 26th, 120mph just north from the ESE
1896 Sept 5th,115mph from the south
1899 Aug 12th, 120mph from the S.E just west
1903 Sept 10th,85mph from the S.E
1908 Oct 1st,110mph from the SSE just west
1926 eye passes directly over the island july 26th heavy damage,winds estimated at 130mph from the S.E.
1926 Sept 17th,145mph just south from the ESE
1928 Aug 6th, 85mph from the S.E just south
1928, 155mph winds sept 16th, great property loss. Eighteen people lost their lives in Nassau from this hurricane from the ESE.Wayne Neely book on 1928 hurricane
1929 Sept 26th from the N.E ,a major
hurricane hits with 140mph winds,press of 27.65 takes 4 hrs to pass luckily good evacuations
saved many lives heavy damage. Eye passed directly over island.Seven deaths reported in Nassau with numerous injuries.456 houses destroyed & 640 damaged, 137 killed in entire Bahama chain.Damage shot #1 | Damage shot #2 | Damage shot #3 | Damage shot #4 | Damage shot #5 | The song "run come see Jerusalem" based on the 1929 hurricane with slide presentation | Courtesy of Wayne Neely's "The major hurricanes to affect the Bahamas"target=new>
1932 Sept 5th,160mph from the ESE passes just north
1933 Sept 3rd,140mph from the ESE passes just north
1933 Oct 5th,145mph to the south from the SW
1941 oct 5th, 100mph from the east
1949 Aug 26th,115mph (hurdat)from the ESE
1952 Oct 26th,hurricane Fox hits with 85mph(hurdat) coming from the
1965 Sept 7th,hurricane Betsy a cat 3 moving west from the N.E 125mph heavy
damage. Betsy page | Radar track | Remembering Betsy
In 1992 Aug 23rd,hurricane
Andrew passes just north by 20 miles with 155mph winds moderate damage due to Andrews small size and core staying north.
1999 sept 14th Hurricane Floyd passes to the N.E by 48miles with 145mph winds causes moderate damage here due to Floyd's large size some broken windows & roof damage from the ESE.
Nov 5th 2001 Hurricane Michelle hits just south with 85mph winds kncks down power lines & dumps over a ft of rain causing heavy flooding while moving NE pressure 28.72.People here say worst since Betsy in 1965,.
2004 Sept 4th,Hurricane Frances arguably a hit as Frances passed approx 38 miles to the north as a cat 3 ,115mph causing primarilly North & N.W winds from the ESE.
2016 Oct 6th,Hurricane Matthew hits just south with 130mph winds while moving N.W causing heavy damage.Storm surge heights up to 8 feet inundated the south coast of New
Providence and Grand Bahama Island. In Nassau, roads near and surrounding the airport were flooded
to a depth of about 2 feet. (per NHC).Radar Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School | Video of roof blowing off | Matthew timeline | NHC final report
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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