Nuevitas,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.
1998,2006ts,2007ts,2008-2,2012tsbr,(2017 not in stats)
times in 145 yrs end of 2016
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=17, 54.84% H=14, 45.16%
Longest gap between storms
15 years 1901-1915 & 1935-1949
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 4.68 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(5h)once every 29.00 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(1)
once every 145 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
hit in 2017
2017 Sept 8th Hurricane Irma passes just north by 37 miles with 160mph winds while moving west.
1932 on Nov 9th a storm wave invaded the area
killing 2,500 people from the south. it
passed to sea again near Nuevitas, where a barometer reading of 28.85 inches [977 mb] and an
estimated wind velocity of 125 miles per hour were reported Came in at Santa Cruz del Sur(hurdat) on south coast with 130mph winds & exited near Nuevitas moving N.E with 125mph winds.“At Nuevitas an experienced observer
of the Pan American Airways estimated the wind velocity of 210 miles an hour which agrees closely
with the statement in the log of the S.S. Phemius that it was not overestimating to put the wind
force at two hundred mile an hour” (Tannehill).Monument
1963 Oct 7th Hurricane Flora does a loop over the area with 85mph winds from the S.E
1998 Sept 24th,hurricane Georges
as a cat 1 ,75mph dumps very heavy rain on the area from the ESE.
2008,Sept 8th Hurricane Ike hits just south while moving west with 105mph winds.Reports of 80mph sustained with a gust to 110mph 987mb Ike model history | radar animation
2008 Nov 9th, Hurricane Paloma hits from the S.W with 85mph winds just before weakening to a tropical storm.radar animation
2017 Sept 8th Hurricane Irma passes just north by 37 miles with 160mph winds while moving west. Ten reported dead in Cuba as of 9/15/17
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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