Martinique'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
59 times in 151yrs end of 2022

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=40, 67.80% H=19, 32.20%

Longest gap between storms
13 years 1981-1993

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.56 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.
once every 13.73 years (11h)

Average years between major hurricane hits.(4)
once every 37.75 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2024

Last affected by
2021 July 2nd Hurricane Elsa brushes 75 miles to the south with 75mph winds while moving WNW.

This areas hurricane past
1780 The great Hurricane on Oct 11th sinks 40 ships killing an estimated 5,000 men. (not in stats)
1875 just south 90mph sept 9th
1883 Sept 4th, 125mph from the ESE Hit map
1891 Aug 18th, 125mph with press of 26.85 total devestation from the S.E. Hit map
1894 Sept 20th, 115mph from the ESE Hit map
1894 Oct 12th, 95mph from the SSE
1903 aug 9th 31 killed 90mph from the east.
1951 sept 2nd Hurricane Dog 90mph (hurdat) hits from the east causing moderate damage
1963 sept 25th,hurricane Edith hits from the ESE killing 10 with an 8 ft storm surge 28.38 90mph. NHC Wallet
1979 Aug 30th, hurricane David brushes north tip of island as a cat 4 145mph from the ESE causing heavy damage 500 homes destroyed 80 boats sunk,15 injured. David page
1995 Sept 14th, hurricane marilyn a cat 1 ,80mph from the S.E just east causes moderate damage to area. Disaster survey report
2007,Aug 17th Hurricane Dean passes between Martinique & St Lucia with 100mph winds.roofs blown off, weather officials said that the French island had been recording wind gusts of 87 miles per hour.An elderly man died of a heart attack during the storm and six people were injured. The hurricane destroyed all the banana plantations, which employ 10,000 of Martinique's 400,000 residents, and wiped out 70 percent of the sugarcane farms, said Christian Estrosi, France's secretary of state for overseas territories. The highest storm-total rainfall in Martinique was 13.07 inches at Fort de France-Colson. Caravelle sustained 78mph gusts to 88mph, Sainte-Anne sustained 77mph gusts to 116mph,Fort de France sustained 83mph gusts to 114mph. NHC Report

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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