Nuevitas,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.
Nuevitas most likely to be hit by a hurricane between October 5th and October 11th
Years within 60 miles
34 times in 152 yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=19, 55.88% H=15, 41.12%
only 12.12% of all tropical systems affecting Nuevitas are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
15 years 1901-1915 & 1935-1949

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.47 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(6h)once every 25.33 years

Average years between major hurricane hits.(2)
once every 76 yrs

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

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

Last affected by
2020 Aug 24th TS Laura passes well south with 65mph winds while moving WNW.

This areas hurricane past
1932 on Nov 9th a storm wave invaded the area killing 2,500 people from the south. it passed to sea again near Nuevitas, where a barometer reading of 28.85 inches [977 mb] and an estimated wind velocity of 125 miles per hour were reported. Came in at Santa Cruz del Sur(hurdat) on south coast with 150mph winds & exited near Nuevitas moving N.E with 125mph winds.“At Nuevitas an experienced observer of the Pan American Airways estimated the wind velocity of 210 miles an hour which agrees closely with the statement in the log of the S.S. Phemius that it was not overestimating to put the wind force at two hundred mile an hour” (Tannehill).Monument | video.
1963 Oct 7th Hurricane Flora does a loop over the area with 85mph winds from the S.E . NHC Wallet
1998 Sept 24th,hurricane Georges as a cat 1 ,75mph dumps very heavy rain on the area from the ESE. NHC report
2008,Sept 8th Hurricane Ike hits just south while moving west with 105mph winds.Reports of 80mph sustained with a gust to 110mph 987mb Ike model history | radar animation
2008 Nov 9th, Hurricane Paloma hits from the S.W with 85mph winds just before weakening to a tropical storm.radar animation
2017 Sept 8th Hurricane Irma passes just north by 37 miles with 160mph winds while moving west. More than 150,000 homes were damaged with nearly 15,000 completely destroyed nine reported dead in Cuba in NHC final report. Best track data | NHC report | radar animation (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School)

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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 (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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