Bangor Maine's history with tropical systems

current weather

(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
1874xts,1879tsbr,1880xtropst,1885br,1888xtrophbr,1893tsbr,1893ts,1894bdts,1896xts,1897ts,1899bdxts,1902xts,1904xthbr,1908xts,1916ts,1934xts,1944br,1952xts,1954,1960bdtsbr,
1961bdts,1963xthbr,1969ts(hurdat),1971ts,1972xts,1979bdxts,1985bdbr,1991ts,1996ts,1999bdxts,2007xts,
31 times in 150yrs end of 2021






Names from list above
Edna,Donna,Ginny,Gerda,Heidi,Carrie,David,Gloria,Bob,Bertha,Floyd,Barry,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=25, 80.65% H=6, 19.35%

Longest gap between storms
14 years current 2008-

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.84 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a couple of hours)
(1h)not enough data

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

Statistically when Bangor should be affected next
9 years overdue
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
2007 June 5th xtratropical storm Barry hits from the south.

This areas hurricane past
1954 Hurricane Edna becomes extratropical while moving onshore just east with 85mph winds on Sept 11th from the SSW.


Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports 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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