Honduras' 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 winds
1941bd,1945br,1949tsbr,1953ts,1954tsbr,1960br,1961,1964bdts,1969,1971bd,1974,1978,1980tsbr,1998,2005tsbr,2007br, 2010-2 ts ,2011ts
34 times in 141 yrs end of 2012

Names from list above
Alice,Gilda,Abby,Anna,Hazel,Abbey,Francelia,Anna,Edith,Fifi,Greta,Hermine,Mitch ,Gamma,Felix,Matthew,Richard,Harvey

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=20, 58.82% H=14, 41.18%

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1980-1998

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.15 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(10h)once every 14.10 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 the 2016 season

Last affected by
2010 Oct 24th tropical storm Richard hits the Bay islands as a 70mph T.S on the way towards Belize.

This areas hurricane past
1892 Oct 11th, 85mph from the ESE
1893 July 5th,85mph from the S.E
1934 in june a tropical storm dumped heavy rains on Honduras raising the ulua river to 45 ft & killing many
1935 Oct 25th 85mph from the N.E
1941 Sept 28th, 110mph from the ESE
1961 July 23rd, 105mph from the ESE skirts the north coast.
1966 Alma as a tropical storm kills 73
1969 Hurricane Francelia hits southern Belize & NW Honduras 110mph winds on Sept 2nd from the ENE.Newspaper article
1971 Sept 9th, 110mph from the ESE
1974 hurricane Fifi ,110mph kills 3,000 ,the town of Choloma destroyed sept 18th,Fifi was cloud seeded & hondurans blamed the U.S for altering the hurricanes movement 12,000 killed
1978 Sept 18th,Greta hits with 130mph winds killing many from the ESE as it skirts the north coast
1998 Oct 27th,hurricane Mitch hits from the north with 140mph winds while weakening moving very slowly in late october very heavy rains killing between 9,000 and 19,000 in central america after earlier being a cat 5 with 180mph winds while over the open waters. Mitch caused hurricane force winds over coastal Honduras for approx 36 hrs. Windjammer ship "Fantome" was never found with 31 aboard missing. 92% of bridges & 52% of roads were destroyed. Newspaper article #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 | Monument | Monument panned out

Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............
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