(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 1872ts,1875,1876ts,1880ts,1883br,1886ts,1886,1887-2ts,1888ts,1891,1894br,1894,1895ts,1895tsbr, 1896-2tsbr,1898,1898tsbr,1903,1918tsbr,1921br,1941ts,1942ts,1943ts,1944tsbr,1948ts,1949ts,1951,1960ts,1963,1966ts, 1967ts,1970tsbr,1979br,1980,1987tsbr,1994tsbr,1995ts,2001Tsbr,2001ts,2002tsbr,2007,2010,2012ts,2013ts,2016ts,(2017ts,br not in stats) 47
times in 145 yrs end of 2016
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=32, 68.09% H=15, 31.91%
Longest gap between storms 19 years 1921-1941
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.18 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits. once every 13.09 years (11h)
Average years between major hurricane hits.(2) once every 72.50 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 100 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next affected in 2017 This is just a statistical average &
does not mean the area will be affected by that year
Last affected by 2017 Sept 18th Hurricane Maria brushes well to the north with 135 mph winds at closest approach..
This areas hurricane
past 1875, 90mph sept 9th just north 1886 Aug 16th, 105mph from the ENE passes just south 1891 Aug 18th, 125mph just north from the ESE 1894 Oct 12th 95mph from the S.E 1898 Sept 11th, 110mph just south from the S.E 1903 Aug 9th 95mph just north from the east 1951 Sept 2nd Dog 75mph (hurdat) from the east 1960 July 10th,Abby downgraded to TS by (hurdat) in 2014.Newspaper article 1963 Sept 25th,hurricane Edith hits with 90mph winds press 28.88 10 killed from the ESE 1980
hurricane Allen eye passes just south Allen had 130mph winds at the time aug 4th very heavy damage. Six reported killed with 235 million in damage. 1994 tropical storm Debby destroys 60% of
Aug 17th,2007 Hurricane Dean passes between Martinique and St Lucia with 100mph winds.The roof at the Children's Ward of the Victoria Hospital had been blown off and roads had been blocked with debris.
The two airports on the island had been closed and eyewitnesses told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that boulders used as "wave breakers" at the sea ports in Castries had been pushed unto the nearby John Compton Highway. Strong winds and heavy seas caused extensive damage along the north and west coasts of St. Lucia, including damage to bridges, roofs, and utility poles. Damage there was estimated at $18 million.Was moving west at nearly 25mph while passing through.One death reported in St Lucia.
2010, Oct 30th Hurricane Tomas passes just south with 80mph winds while moving west. As of Nov 2nd 5 confirmed deaths here over 100 million dollars damage mostly by mud slides. Fly over of damage courtesy of NEMO | Model performance | Radar animation
Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............