Tobago'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
times in 147 yrs end of 2018
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=8, 53.33% H=7, 46.67%
Longest gap between storms
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 9.80 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
once every 49 years (3h)
Average years between major hurricane hits.(1)
not enough data
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
before the end of 2027
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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