Nassau Bahamas 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 60 miles
63 times in 151 yrs end of 2022

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=25, 39.34% H=38, 60.66%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1908-1919

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.40 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(26h)once every 5.81 years

Average years between major hurricane hits.(16)
once every 9.44 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
Before the end of 2023

Last affected by
2020 November 8th Tropical storm Eta brushes to the west with 65mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 24th, 105mph from the ESE
1883 sept 8th ,50 killed 105mph from the south directly over island
1888 Aug 15th, 105mph from the ESE
1891 Aug 23rd,95mph from the ESE just south
1893 Aug 26th, 120mph just north from the ESE Hit map
1896 Sept 5th,115mph from the south Hit map
1899 Aug 12th, 120mph from the S.E just west
1903 Sept 10th,85mph from the S.E
1908 Oct 1st,110mph from the SSE just west
1926 eye passes directly over the island july 26th heavy damage,winds estimated at 130mph from the S.E.
1926 Sept 17th,145mph just south from the ESE
1928 Aug 6th, 85mph from the S.E just south
1928, 155mph winds sept 16th, great property loss. Eighteen people lost their lives in Nassau from this hurricane from the ESE.Wayne Neely book on 1928 hurricane
1929 Sept 26th from the N.E ,a major hurricane hits with 140mph winds,press of 27.65 takes 4 hrs to pass luckily good evacuations saved many lives heavy damage. Eye passed directly over island.Seven deaths reported in Nassau with numerous injuries.456 houses destroyed & 640 damaged, 137 killed in entire Bahama chain.Damage shot #1 | Damage shot #2 | Damage shot #3 | Damage shot #4 | Damage shot #5 | The song "run come see Jerusalem" based on the 1929 hurricane with slide presentation | Courtesy of Wayne Neely's "The major hurricanes to affect the Bahamas"target=new>
1932 Sept 5th,160mph from the ESE passes just north
1933 Sept 3rd,140mph from the ESE passes just north
1933 Oct 5th,145mph to the south from the SW
1941 oct 5th, 100mph from the east
1949 Aug 26th,115mph (hurdat)from the ESE
1952 Oct 26th,hurricane Fox hits with 85mph(hurdat) coming from the west.
1965 Sept 7th,hurricane Betsy a cat 3 moving west from the N.E 125mph heavy damage. Betsy page | Radar track | Remembering Betsy
In 1992 Aug 23rd,hurricane Andrew passes just north by 20 miles with 155mph winds moderate damage due to Andrews small size and core staying north.NHC Wallet
1999 sept 14th Hurricane Floyd passes to the N.E by 48miles with 145mph winds causes moderate damage here due to Floyd's large size some broken windows & roof damage from the ESE.NHC report
Nov 5th 2001 Hurricane Michelle hits just south with 85mph winds kncks down power lines & dumps over a ft of rain causing heavy flooding while moving NE pressure 28.72.People here say worst since Betsy in 1965. NHC report
2004 Sept 4th,Hurricane Frances arguably a hit as she passed approx 38 miles to the north as a cat 3 ,115mph causing primarilly North & N.W winds from the ESE. Radar AnimationBrian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | NHC report
2016 Oct 6th,Hurricane Matthew hits just south with 130mph winds while moving N.W causing heavy damage.Storm surge heights up to 8 feet inundated the south coast of New Providence and Grand Bahama Island. In Nassau, roads near and surrounding the airport were flooded to a depth of about 2 feet. (per NHC).Radar Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School | Video of roof blowing off | Matthew timeline | NHC final 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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