Saint Croix,Virgin Island'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
55 times in 151yrs end of 2022

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=28, 50.91% H=27, 49.09%

Longest gap between storms
12 years 1967-1978

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.75 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
once every 7.19 years (21h)

Average years between major hurricane hits.(9)
once every 16.78 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2025
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
2022 Sept 18th tropical storm Fiona passes 65 miles to south at closest approach with 60mph winds while drifting WNW.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 21st to the north with 115mph winds from the ESE. Hit map
1876 Sept 13th, 115mph from the east. Hit map
1889 Sept 3rd, 105mph from the S.E just north
1893 becomes major 115mph winds while moving WNW aug 16th (hurdat2). Hit map
1894 Oct 13th, 95mph from the SSE
1899,Aug 8th 145mph hits just south from the ESE causing heavy damage. Hit map
1910 Sept 6th,95mph from the east
1916 August 21st,95mph from the ESE just north
1916 ,110mph october 9th,963 mb implies winds of at 97 kt from the southern pressure-wind relationship. 95 kt is chosen for HURDAT at 18 UTC on the 9th, from the south
1928 Sept 13th,155mph hits causing major damage from the ESE just south pressure of 27.50 was recorded. US president asking for help
1930 Sept 2nd,110mph to the south from the ESE
1931 Sept 10th,90mph just north from the east
1932 Sept 26th, 110mph just north from the east
1956 hurricane Betsy hits with 90mph winds on august 12th from the ESE
1989 Sept 18th,hurricane Hugo hits with 140mph winds from the S.E island is devestated. | Damage photos | Newspaper article | article #2 | more damage photos | more photos
1995 Sept 15th,hurricane Marilyn hits with 105mph winds from the S.E causing very heavy damage press 28.32 gusts to 125mph west side hit hardest. Disaster survey report
1998 hurricane Georges hits with 110mph just north from the ESE sept 21st moderate damage here NHC report
In 1999 on Nov 17th Major hurricane Lenny just south with 145mph winds from the WSW causing moderate damage to the island.gusts to 112 mph reported here.| Lenny satellite
2008 Oct 15th Hurricane Omar passes just east coming from the south with 115mph winds. A very small wind field only affected the east part of the island with hurricane force gusts but overall minor damage. Radar animation | Call ins to local radio show during passage
2017 Sept 19th Hurricane Maria passes just south while moving N.W with 170mph winds at closest approach. Most still have no power or cell service 75 days after Maria hit.Sandy Point NWR, St. Croix (XCRX) sustained 107mph gust to 137mph. Wind damage was evident across the entire island with many fallen trees, downed signs, roof damage and complete destruction of many wooden houses. Excessive rainfall generated significant flooding and mud slides across the island. Relief concert | NHC report
2019 Aug 28th Hurricane Dorian develops over island with 75mph winds while pulling away mainly affecting east part of island. NHC report ...

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