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.
Years within or near core 1871,1876,1878ts,1881tsbr,1889,1889tsbr,1891ts,1893,1894,1898tsbr,1899,1901tsbr,1901ts 1906br,1908tsbr,1910br,1916ts,1916-2,1922br,1924ts,1928,1931,1932,1933-2ts,1938ts,1942ts,1947ts,1949-2tsbr, 1956br,1960,1966br,1979-2ts,1981ts,1984ts,1989,1990ts,1995br,1995,1996,1998,1999,1999br, 2000,2010br,2011ts,(2017-2 not in stats) 49
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=23, 46.94% H=26, 53.06%
Longest gap between storms 12 years 1966-1979
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.96 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (18h)once every 8.06 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(7) once every 20.71 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 109 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next hit in 2017
This is just a statistical average & does
not mean the area will be affected by that year
Last affected by 2017 Sept 20th Hurricane Maria passes south by 48 miles while moving N.W with 170mph winds at closest approach.
hurricane past 1871 Aug 21st,115mph from the ESE, 27 killed in the virgin islands 1876 sept 13th, 115mph hits from the east 1889 Sept 3rd,105mph winds from the S.E 1893 aug 16th 115mph to the south from the S.E 1894 Oct 13th,95mph from the SSE 1899 Aug 8th,150mph to the south from the ESE 1916 aug 21st 95mph from the ESE 1916 Oct 10th,110mph from the south 1928 sept 13th a cat 5, 160mph just south from the ESE heavy damage. US president asking for help 1931 Sept 10th, 90mph from the east 1932 sept 26th 110mph from the east. 1960 Hurricane Donna passes just North with 130mph winds killing 107 in the northern Antilles and puerto rico.Sept 5th, from the ESEmore here 1989 Sept 18th,hurricane Hugo to the south with 130mph winds from the S.E but damaged hotels on the
south shore,the virgin isle,watergate & island beachcomber were hit
hard. 1995 hurricane Marilyn hits sept 16th with 105mph winds from the S.E causing heavy damage 40%
homes destroyed & 80% of businesses were destroyed,press 28.35. 1 year later
only 2,700 out of 4,000 rooms were available. Newspaper article |av model error 1996 hurricane Bertha on july
8th with 85mph winds from the ESE. 1 school collapsed some roof damage from 85mph winds press
29.03 1998 Sept 21st,hurricane Georges with 110mph winds just south from the ESE causes 55 boats to
sink in the virgin islands & causes wide spread power outages.
1999 Hurricane Jose weakens to a tropical storm while hitting with 75mph winds from the S.E Oct 21st
2000 Aug 22nd,Hurricane Debby brushes just north with 75mph winds causing minor damage.
2017 Hurricane Irma passes directly over with 185mph winds on Sept 6th causing very heavy destruction while moving WNW.Three people dead as of 9/7 There were reports of extensive damage to buildings, and of land entirely stripped of vegetation.
Many roads are inaccessible in the USVI, and schools are reported to be destroyed.Relief concert
2017 Sept 20th Hurricane Maria passes south by 48 miles while moving N.W with 170mph winds at closest approach.
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.............