Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic'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.
Puerto Plata most likely to be hit by a hurricane between august 17th and august 23rd
Years within or near core
41 times in 152yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=23, 56.10% H=18, 43.90%
only 18.91% of all tropical systems affecting Puerto Plata are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
13 years 1932-1944

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.71 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(5h)once every 30.4 years

Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv 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 2027

Last affected by
2023 Aug 23rd tropical storm Franklin hits from the south with 40mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1896 Sept 2nd, 100mph from the ESE passes just 13 miles north.
1899 Aug 9th,120 mph from the ESE after hitting Puerto Rico passes by just offshore by 18 miles.
1926 100mph July 24th kills many here from the S.E passing just north of here by 31 miles.
1928 Sept 14th ,155mph just north by 32 miles from the ESE
1979 Aug 31st Hurricane David passes just south by 52 miles while moving N.W with 150mph winds. NHC Wallet

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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 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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