Havana,Cuba'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.
Havana most likely to be hit by a hurricane between september 21st and september 27th
Years within or near core
54 times in 152yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=23,42.59% H=31, 57.41%
26.93% of all tropical systems affecting Havana are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1969-1978

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.81 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(18h)once every 8.44 years

Average years between major hurricane hits.(10)
once every 15.20 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2025

Last affected by
2022 Sept 27th hurricane Ian brushes 57 miles to the west while moving north with 120mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1876 115mph from south oct 19th. Hit map
1878, 80mph Oct 21st from the S.W,70 killed,alot of damage to buildings,three schooners sunk.
1888 Sept 4th 90mph winds from the east ,600 killed killed .
1906 Oct 17th,120mph from the SSW hits the area with very heavy rain while moving towards Florida
1909 Oct 11th, 120mph from the WSW just north.
1910 Oct 17th, a hurricane passes just west by 60 miles with 135mph winds.book
1926 October 20th, 115mph press 28.07 99mph winds recorded 650 killed,325 buildings demolished. Aftermath video
1933 Sept 1st 120mph just north
1933 Oct 5th,press 28.92 winds 95mph from the south
1944 Oct 18th,140mph(hurdat)from the south with winds measured at 163mph , heavy damage kills 319 in cuba newspaper article
1948 sept 21st moving slowly from the south 125mph winds (hurdat) caused moderate to heavy damage here & just east weather map
1948 oct 5th 125mph (hurdat) from the S.W heavy rains kill 11
1950 Sept 3rd 90mph (hurdat) Hurricane Easy hits from the south just east of here.
1966 June 8th, 105mph from the SSW hurricane Alma gusts to 110mph winds causing heavy damage & killing 11 11AM ET. NHC Wallet
1985 hurricane Kate nips the north coast as a cat 1 on november 20th from the ESE 90mph gusts to 100mph collapses dozens of buildings killing 10 in cuba & 50 serious injuries. NHC Wallet
1999 Oct 14th hurricane Irene hits with 75mph winds while moving north causes minor damage here.2 killed in west cuba.Press 29.32. NHC report
2004 ,Aug 13th Hurricane Charley hits just west with 120 mph winds while moving north.radar image
2005 Hurricane Dennis passes over east Havana with 100mph winds on July 9th. The storm whipped fierce 10-foot waves over Havana's seawall, and its winds tore apart pieces of some of the city's crumbling colonial buildings, according to the Associated Press.Chunks of concrete fell from the city's colonial buildings. At least 5,000 homes were damaged in Havana's surrounding province,Dennis models 2 days out

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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 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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