Honduras' 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 winds
40 times in 152 yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=24, 60% H=16, 40%

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1981-1997

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.80 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(11h)once every 13.82 years

Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv or hurdat upon passage)
(3)once every 50.67 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 2026

Last affected by
2022 November 2nd hurricane Lisa brushes well north with 75mph winds only impacting Bay islands while moving west.

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

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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