(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 winds 1890ts,1892,1893,1898tsbr,1906bdts,1913tsbr,1916tsbr,1918,1920tsbr,1921ts,1931tsbr,1933tsbr,1934ts,1935,1940bdts,1941bd,1945br,1949tsbr,1953ts,1954tsbr,1960br,1961,1964bdts, 1969,1971bd,1974,1978m,1980tsbr,1998m,2005tsbr,2007brm,2010-2ts,2011ts,2014ts,2016br,2017bdts,2020-2bdts 39
times in 150 yrs end of 2021
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=24, 61.54% H=15, 38.46%
Longest gap between storms 17 years 1981-1997
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.84 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes) (11h)once every 13.63 years
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv or hurdat upon passage) (3)once every 50 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 107mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2024
by 2020 Nov 17th Tropical Storm Iota comes in from Nicaragua moving slowly dumping heavy rain & causing mudd slides while weakening to a depression..
This areas hurricane
past 1892 Oct 11th, 85mph from the ESE
1893 July 5th,85mph from the S.E
1918 a cat 2 hurricanes with 105mph winds skirts the north coast on Aug 25th.
1935 Oct 25th 85mph from the N.E
1941 Sept 28th, 110mph from the ESE
1961 July 23rd, Hurricane Anna 80mph(hurdat) from the ESE skirts the north coast.
1969 Hurricane Francelia hits southern Belize & NW Honduras 110mph winds on Sept 2nd from the ENE.Newspaper article
1971 Edith,Sept 9th, 140mph (hurdat2) from the ESE.NHC Wallet
1974 hurricane Fifi ,110mph kills 3,000 ,the town of Choloma destroyed sept 18th,Fifi
was cloud seeded & hondurans blamed the U.S for altering the hurricanes
movement 12,000 killed. NHC Wallet
1978 Sept 18th,Greta hits with 130mph winds killing many from the ESE as it skirts the north coast. NHC Wallet 1998 Oct 27th,hurricane Mitch hits from the north with 140mph winds while weakening moving very slowly in late
october very heavy rains killing 14,600 in Honduras according to the International Disaster Database and up to 23,000 in all of central america after
earlier being a cat 5 with 180mph winds while over the open waters. Mitch caused hurricane force winds over coastal Honduras for approx 36 hrs. Windjammer ship "Fantome" was never found with 31 aboard missing. 92% of bridges & 52% of roads were destroyed.
Newspaper article #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 | Monument | Monument panned out | Author of the "The ship & the storm" the story of Hurricane Mitch sinking the Fantome