Longest gap between storms = 18 years: 1973-1992
How often does Eleuthera get affected?
Brushed or hit every 2.14years
[This is all very misleading. The eccentricity of the moon being whatit is allows me to claim the hurricanes in peak season strike this region in four year cycles or multiples of 4 years. It's far from exact but at least it isn't playing with statistics.]
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(32h)once every 4.34 years
[This is more like it!]
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (Based on advisories; sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected next
hit in 2011
Last affected by
2011 Aug 25th Hurricane Irene hits with 115mph winds while moving N.W. right over the island causing heavy damage.
1871 Aug 24th a 105mph cane hits while moving WNW
1879 Aug 16th 90mph from the SSE
1883 Sept 8th 105mph just west from the South
1888 Aug 15th 90mph from the ESE
1891 Aug 23rd, 95mph from the ESE
1893 Aug 19th 120mph from the S.E passes just east
1893 Aug 26th 120mph from the ESE
1896 Sept 5th 115mph from the south
1903 Sept 10th 80mph from the ESE
1906 Sept 6th, 125mph just north
1908 Sept 13th, 120mph from the SSE
1908 Oct 1st, 110mph winds just north while moving ENE
1926 July 26th 130mph from the S.E
1926 Sept 17th 145mph just south from the ESE
1928 Sept 16th, many buildings destroyed by WNW moving cat 4 with 155mph winds. Heavy damage on island but no loss of life.
1929 Sept 25th 115mph winds from the NE. 75 to 100 knot winds upon passage.
1932 Sept 5th 155mph Hurricane hits from the east.
1933 July 29th, 90mph from the S.E
1933 sept 3rd a major hurricane hits with a pressure of 27.98 140mph heavy damage,eye passes over Harbour island at 6AM. No deaths reported but there was major damage to property.
1933 Oct 5th, 150mph just north while moving N.E
1941 Oct 5th, 105mph from the ESE
1945 Oct 13th, 75mph from the S.W
1949 Aug 26th, 115mph from the ESE
1952 Oct 26th, 115mph Hurricane Fox from the west moving east
1956 Aug 14th, 110mph the first of 2 Betsy's to affect this area just east.
1965 Hurricane Betsy moving SW hits northern portion of Island with 120mph winds causing heavy damage on Sept 7th.
1992 hurricane Andrew Aug 23rd hits the northern tip with 170 mph winds reports of a 23 ft storm surge kills 4 people in the town of Spanish Wells, Bluff & Bogue were devastated from Andrew.All homes & buildings suffered considerable damage especially in cat cay where complete settlements were devastated..
1995 Aug 1st,hurricane Erin hits with 75mph winds press 29.12 minor damage.
1996 July 10th, 105mph Hurricane Bertha just N.E. of here moving N.W.
1999 Sept 14th 8am Hurricane Floyd hits with 155mph winds snapping palm trees & ripping off many roofs. A 20 ft storm surge inundated the island. Approx 25% of homes suffered some damage.
Nov 5th 2001 Hurricane Michelle hits with 80mph winds while moving quickly N.E. from the S.W. ,pressure 28.87
2004, Sept 3rd. Hurricane Frances hits with 115mph winds. Understand Cookie‘s garage has sustained significant roof damage. Eye lasted 90 min in Governors Harbour. Governors reported worse winds after eye. Some roofs on Harbour are damaged, many trees down so far. Some roofs are gone and trees down but he was fine and so were his golf carts. The roof was off of the pre school. The maximum sustained wind reported from a land station was 87 kt at North Eleuthera in the north western Bahamas at 1000 UTC 3 September. Ham reports at landfall 03/12Z ELEUTHERA RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF NEAR 100 MPH…161 KM/HR AND NASSAU JUST REPORTED A 75 MPH…120 KM/HR WIND GUST.
2011 Aug 25th. Hurricane Irene hits with 115mph winds while moving N.W. right over the island causing heavy damage reported over several parts of the island.
Some of the lunar phases involved:
1871 Aug 24th. Aug 23 11:35
1883 Sept 8th. Sep 1 14:14
1888 Aug 15th. Aug 14 16:44
1891 Aug 23rd. Aug 19 21:28
1893 Aug 19th. Aug 19 09:52
1893 Aug 26th. Aug 19 09:52. Aug 27 08:43
1896 Sept 5th. Aug 31 10:55
1903 Sept 10th. Sep 7 00:20
1906 Sept 6th. Sep 2 23:36
1908 Sept 13th. Sep 10 12:23
1908 Oct 1st. Sep 25 14:59
1926 July 26th. Jul 25 05:13
1926 Sept 17th. Sep 15 04:26
1928 Sept 16th. Sep 14 01:20 <<<<<<<
1929 Sept 25th. Sep 18 23:16 Sep 26 02:07
1932 Sept 5th. Aug 31 19:54
1933 July 29th. Jul 22 16:03 Jul 30 04:44
1933 Sept 3rd. Aug 28 10:13 Sep 4 05:04
1933 Oct 5th. Oct 3 17:08
1941 Oct 5th. Sep 27 20:09 Oct 5 08:32
1945 Oct 13th. Oct 6 05:22 Oct 14 09:38
1949 Aug 26th. Aug 24 03:59
1952 Oct 26th. Oct 18 22:42 Oct 26 04:04
1956 Aug 14th. Aug 13 08:45
1965 Sept 7th. Sep 2 19:27
1992 Aug 23rd. Aug 21 10:01
1995 Aug 1st. Jul 27 15:13
1996 July 10th. Jul 7 18:55
1999 Sept 14th. Sep 9 22:02
2001 Nov 5th. Nov 1 05:41
2004, Sept 3rd. Aug 30 02:22
2011 Aug 25th. Aug 21 21:55