Punta Allen,Mexico's history with tropical
(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).
within or near core
1947ts,1951m,1955,1967br,1974brm,1988brm,1988ts,1990ts,1995m,1996tsbr,2005brm,2005ts,2005m,2007brm,2011ts,2012br,2017ts,(2018tsbr not in stats)
42 times in 146yrs end of 2017,
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=20, 47.62% H=22, 52.38%
Longest gap between storms
13 years 1975-1987
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 3.48 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours)
(10h)once every 14.60 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(3)
once ev 48.66 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected this year
2018 ,Oct 7th Tropical storm Michael develops just east of here.
1879 Aug 20th,80mph from the ESE
1889 Sept 17th,110mph from the East passes just south
1933 Sept 22nd,105mph just north from the ESE
1934 June 8th, 80mph from the south.
1938 Aug 25th, 95mph from the ESE
1944 Aug 22nd,90mph from the ESE just north
1951 Hurricane Charlie hits Aug 19th with 130mph winds just north from the ESE
1955 Sept 16th Hurricane Hilda hits with 110mph winds from the east
1995 Oct 10th,Hurricane Roxanne hits just north with 115mph winds from the east
2005,Oct 21st Hurricane Wilma passes by to the NE while moving NW by nearly 60 miles. Extensive damage to areas south of Cozumel even more so than from Hurricane Emily earlier in the year.At this time Wilma had winds of 140mph & was moving very slowly.
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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