Port Antonio,Jamaica'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.
within or near core
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=17, 44.74% H=21, 55.26%
Longest gap between storms
15 years 1964-1980
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 3.82 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(14h)once every 10.36 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
2012 Oct 24th Hurricane Sandy hits from the south with 80mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1880 Oct 18th ,90mph from the S.E over 20 killed
1886 AUg 20th,110mph just west from the SSE
1903 Aug 11th,120mph from the ESE
1910 Sept 8th,80mph from the ESE just north
1915 Aug 12th,110mph just north from the ESE
1916 Aug 15th, 110mph from the ESE just south
1917 Sept 23rd, 105mph a very high storm surge reported in northern areas from the ESE.
1944 Aug 20th 120mph from the ESEcausing heavy damage,thousands left homeless.
1951 aug 18th hurricane Charlie hits from the ESEwith 125mph winds with much higher gusts causing heavy damage.
hurricane Allen passes just north with 130mph winds on Aug 6th from the ESE. Damage photo
1988 Sept 12th,hurricane Gilbert just
south with 130mph winds causes moderate damage here . newspaper article | satelite photo
2004 ,sept 11th hit by Hurricane Ivan with 155mph winds moving approx 70 miles to the south with Ivan having a wind field approx 85 miles out. Moderate damage in Port Antonio.
2005 Hurricane Dennis passes just north by 35 miles as a cat 2 on July 7th with 105 to 110mph winds. Badly affected by heavy rains from Hurricane Dennis. Among the most affected was the Nightingale community, off Old Harbour Road.
2012 Oct 24th Hurricane Sandy hits from the south with 80mph winds. Sandy model history
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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