Barbados 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).
Barbados most likely to be hit by a hurricane between august 17th and august 23rd
Years within or near core
47 times in 152yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=35, 74.47% H=12, 25.53%
only 11.90% of all tropical systems in Barbados are major hurricanes

Longest gap between storms
24 years 1919-1942

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.23 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.
once every 19 years(8h)

Average years between major hurricane hits.(2)
once every 76 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2027

Last affected by
2023 June 22nd Tropical storm Bret passes just north with 65mph winds while moving west.

This areas hurricane past
1780 the great hurricane on Oct 10th & 11thkilled 4,326 in Barbados.
1886 Aug 16th, 90mph from the east passes just north
1894 Oct 11th, 80mph from the S.E just south
1898 sept 10th, 95mph hundreds killed from the east.
1955 sept 22nd hurricane janet hits with 120mph winds from the east killing 35 people & damaging 1800 homes,20,000 homeless..
1963 sept 24th hurricane Edith just north with 90mph winds from the ESE. NHC Wallet
1980 aug 4th hurricane Allen hit as a cat 3 with 125mph winds from the east, causing heavy damage.The southern half of the eyewall passed over northern Barbados. Reports of roughly 6 Million dollars in damage.The passage of hurricane Allen destroyed 28 fishing vessels (including 5 moses) and damaged another 92. picture
1995 hurricane Marilyn to north Sept 14th with 75mph winds from the S.E minor damage. Disaster survey report
2021 Elsa becomes a hurricane passes over on July 2nd with 75mph winds while strengthening .At least 743 roofs were damaged by Elsa & power out over most of the island immediately after passage.radar animation(Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) NHC wind swath | NHC report

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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 (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 many more.............
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