Tobago's history with tropical systems
(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)



Years within or near core
1877br,1878,1892,1896ts,1933br,1955brm,1961tsbr,1963m,1990ts,1990tsbr,1993ts,2000ts,2004brm,2005ts,2017tsbr
15 times in 146 yrs end of 2017



Names from list above
Janet,Anna,Flora,Arthur,Fran,Bret,Joyce,Ivan,Emily,Bret,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=8, 53.33% H=7, 46.67%

Longest gap between storms
36years 1897-1932

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 9.73 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
once every 48.67 years (3h)

Average years between major hurricane hits.(1)
not enough data

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
95 mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2017

Last affected by
2017 June 20th TS Bret passes just south with 50mph winds area has gust to 42mph.

This areas hurricane past
1878 Sept 1st a hurricane passes just S.W by 27 miles with 85mph winds from the S.E
1892 Oct 6th a tropical storm becomes a hurricane while passing over with 75mph winds from the east.
1963 Sept 30th Hurricane Flora pummels the area directly with 125mph winds from the ESE.



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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