Sable Island,Nova Scotia's history with tropical systems (within 80 to west & 60 miles to east of Island)
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.Unless "extreme" Extratropical systems will not be noted! "?" indicates unknown at landfall.
Sable Island most likely to be hit by a hurricane between August 31st and September 6th
Years affected
81 times in 152 yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=46, 56.79% H=35, 43.21%
only 2.70% of all tropical systems affecting Sable Island are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1908-1919

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 1.88 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a couple of hours)
(15h)once every 10.13 years

Average years between major hurricane hits.(0)
no data

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

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

Last affected by
2023 Sept 17th post tropical storm Lee passes well north with 50mph winds while racing NE

This areas hurricane past
1873 a large a powerful hurricane with 105mph winds passes by on aug 24th from the WSW. This was a deadly hurricane killing over 500 in Nova scotia even though it passes far south of Nova Scotia mainland.
1874 a hurricane hits with 80mph winds while moving NE Sept 6th
1878 Aug 19th, 90mph from the south
1878 Oct 13th,80mph from the WSW
1893 aug 17th a 95mph from the S.W
1923 Oct 1st,85mph from the SSW
1932 sept 10th extratropical system hits with 80mph winds from the WSW
1936 sept 19th a 85mph hurricane hits while moving ENE
1958 Sept 29th Hurricane Helene hits from the S.W with 75mph winds. NHC Wallet
1959 June 19th, 80mph from the S.W
1969 aug 12th a 75mph hurricane Blanch hits direct from the WSW. NHC Wallet
1977 Oct 15th,Hurricane Evelyn hits direct with 80mph winds from the SSW. NHC Wallet
1989 Aug 8th Hurricane Dean hits direct with 85mph winds from the SSW. NHC Wallet
1990 Aug 1st Hurricane Bertha hits direct with 80mph winds from the south. NHC Wallet
2022 Sept 23rd hurricane Fiona becomes post tropical while passes just west by 34 miles with 110 mph winds. hit map | Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School)

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