Cienfuegos,Cuba's history with tropical
systemscurrent 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.
within or near core
1966,1979tsbr,1981ts,1991tsbr,1996br,2001m,2005m,2008ts,2008,2010ts,2017bdbrm,2020tsbr,(2021tsbr not in stats)
times in 149yrs end of 2020
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=19, 52.78% H=17, 47.22%
Longest gap between storms
12 years 1966-1979
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 4.14 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(12h)once every 12.42 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(5)
once every 29.80 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
impacted in 2021
2021 July 5th Tropical storm Elsa passes 56 miles to the south with 60mph winds while moving N.W.
This areas hurricane past
1875 90mph sept 13th from the SE 170 killed in Cuba
1882 Sept 5th,backdoor 85mph from the ENE
1888 Sept 4th 115mph to the north while moving west
1894 sept 24th 80mph from the ESE 200 killed in cuba.
1895 Oct 21st 95mph from the SSW
1935 sept 28TH,120mph from the south press
28.31 35 killed 100 injured in Cuba with heavy damage in Cienfuegos mostly by flooding.
1952 Oct 24th,hurricane Fox a cat 4 hits with 145mph winds (hurdat) , over 600
killed.Before landfall a hurricane hunter aircraft lost paint on its wings do to the rain being so heavy in the eyewall.18 mile wide eye reported pressure 27.75
1966 Oct 1st Hurricane Inez 75mph from the ESE passes to east. NHC Wallet
1996 oct 18th hurricane Lili 90mph 50 miles to NW press 28.79 sporadic heavy
damage as 10,000 homes were badly damaged. NHC report
2001 Nov 4th Major hurricane Michelle hits just NE moving in from the SW with 135mph winds.Thousands of homes had roofs blown off 5 killed in area as of Nov 6th. pressure 28.00. A 9 to 10ft storm surge was reported in coastal areas. A reported 43,076 dwellings damaged, principally in the Provinces of C. Habana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus.1,520 social/economic infrastructure damaged such as hospitals, schools, industry and agriculture installations.
· Loss and damage to agriculture including banana, citrus, sugar cane, and yucca.
· Hundreds of telephone and communications poles as well as some communication towers broken.
Newspaper article | Ham radio news reports
2005,Dennis made landfall near the port city of Cienfuegos at 1 p.m. Friday, July 8th ,2005 with 145mph winds downing power lines, knocking the city's TV station antenna to the ground and stripping the roofs from homes on Friday. It barreled over farming communities and small towns as it churned northward toward Havana. Official reported wind measurments showed 91mph sustained winds with gusts to 108mph and a pressure of 982mb. NHC report
2008 sept 8th , Hurricane Ike passes by just to the south with 80mph winds while moving WNW. Gusts here reported around 74mph pressure 989mb. Ike model history | radar animation
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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