Prinzapolca,Nicaragua'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
1906,1908,1911,1953tsbd,1996tsbr,1999tsbr,2005,2009,(2017tsbr not in stats)
times in 145 yrs end of 2016
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=3, 37.50% H=5, 62.50%
Longest gap between storms
42 years 1953-1996
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 18.12 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours.
(5h)once every 29 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2017
2017 Oct 5th Tropical Storm Nate passes just north while moving NNW onshore Nicaragua with 40mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1906 Oct 10th, 120mph just south from the ESE
1908 Oct 18th,105mph from the ESE just south
1911 ,Sept 10th 95mph from the east
2005, Oct 30th Hurricane Beta hits just south with 115mph winds.Beta moved WSW at 6mph while moving just south of Prinzapolca.Heavy damage reported on coast & 4 missing.
2009 Nov 6th Hurricane Ida 80mph Landfall near Prinzapolca about 80 percent of homes were destroyed in nearby Karawala, a fishing village of about 100 flimsy, wooden shacks near the mouth of the Rio Grande de Matagalpa, said Nicaragua's National Civil Defense director, Mario Perez. "There was major damage in the region's infrastructure, such as fallen bridges, damaged schools and government buildings, and electrical transmission towers and telephone service were knocked out, Corn Island, where strong winds damaged about 45 homes, smashed boats, toppled trees and knocked out power. Corn Island, said many fruit trees on the hotel's 13-acre ranch were damaged. models before landfall
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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