Sydney,Nova Scotia's history with tropical systems (within 80 to west & 60 miles to east of city)
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.
Sydney most likely to be hit by a hurricane between september 7th and september 13th
Years affected
65 times in 152 yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=48, 73.85% H=17, 26.15%
0% of all tropical systems affecting Sydney are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
15 years 1908-1924

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.34 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 80 miles )
(7h)once every 21.71 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 2026

Last affected by
2023 Sept 17th post tropical storm Lee passes just north while moving NE with 45mph winds..

This areas hurricane past
1878 Aug 20th,90mph from the south
1891 sept 8th a hurricane hits with 85mph winds from the SSW
1966 Hurricane Celia hits with 75mph winds from the SSW July 21st.
1977 oct 15th Hurricane Evelyn hits with 80mph winds moving NNE. NHC Wallet
1996 Sept 15th, Hurricane Hortense hits from the WSW with 75mph winds. NHC Report
2002 Sept 12th , Hurricane Gustav hits with 80mph winds while moving quickly NNE,some docks damaged & trees blown down.NHC Report
2022 Sept 24th xtrop hurricane Fiona hits with 90mph winds from the south closest approach 41 miles to west. hit map | Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School)

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