Cape Cod'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.

Years within or near core
64 times in 150yrs end of 2021

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=42, 65.63% H=22, 34.37%

Longest gap between storms
18 years 1973-1990

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.34 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(16h)once every 9.38 years

Average years between major hurricane hits.(2)
once ev 75 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 2023
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
2021 August 22nd tropical storm Henri psses well to the west with 50mph winds at closest approach while moving NNW.

This areas hurricane past
1879 Aug 19th eye passes over 80mph
1885 Sept 23rd, 90mph just east from the SSW
1888 Sept 27th, 80mph just east from the SSW
1888 Nov 27th, 90mph just east
1896 Sept 10th, 80mph from the SSE
1904 sept 15th,extratropical hurricane hits from the S.W with 85mph winds
1916 July 21st ,85mph from the south
1924 Aug 26th 90mph from the S.W
1927 Aug 24th, 105mph just east from the S.W
1936 Sept 19th 90mph from the WSW
1944 80mph winds from the SSW sept 15th press 28.34
1954 hurricane Edna hits with 115mph winds(hurdat) on Sept 11th from the SSW.
1961 Sept 21st major Hurricane being downgraded to T.S Esther loops just south with 120mph down to 70mph while passing by,this Hurricane was earlier cloud seeded. NHC Wallet
1962 Aug 29th Hurricane Alma passes to the east with 90mph from the S.W NHC Wallet
1969 Sept 9th, Hurricane Gerda passes just east with 120mph winds from the S.W. NHC Wallet
1991 hurricane Bob hits just west with 110mph winds from the SSW , 5 associated Tornadoes press 28.45 august 19th Newspaper article | Satellite image | News video

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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