List of Barbados hurricanes

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This is a list of hurricanes in Barbados.

1950–58[edit]

September 2, 1951: Hurricane Hosa passes 60 miles to the north.

October 5, 1954: Hurricane Hazel passes 45 miles to the south.

September 22, 1955: Hurricane Janet passes miles to the south-east as a Category 2 hurricane.

August 30, 1958: Hurricane Ella passes 50 miles to the north.

1960–69[edit]

July 10, 1960: Hurricane Abby makes landfall.

September 25, 1963: Hurricane Edith passes 30 miles to the north as a Category 2 hurricane.

August 28, 1965: Hurricane Betsy passes 40 miles to the north-east.

September 29, 1966: Tropical Storm Judith passes 20 miles to the north.

All these hurricanes passed within 65 miles of the island's center.

September 6, 1967: Hurricane Beulah passes 25 miles to the north.

September 25, 1968: Unnamed storm, 1968 passes 20 miles to the south.

July 26, 1969: Unnamed Storm, 1969 makes landfall.

1970–79[edit]

October 1, 1970: Unnamed Storm, 1970 passes 25 miles to the north.

August 20, 1970: Tropical Storm Dorothy passes 45 miles to the north.

September 13, 1971: Hurricane Irene-Olivia passes 50 miles to the south.

August 19, 1971: Tropical Storm Chloe passes 40 miles to the north.

October 2, 1974: Hurricane Gertrude passes 55 miles to the south.

October 7, 1976: Unnamed Storm, 1976 passes 60 miles to the north-west.

August 8, 1978: Unnamed storm, 1978 makes landfall.

August 29, 1979: Hurricane David passes 75 miles to the north-east.

June 23, 1979: Tropical Storm Ana passes 60 miles to the north.

1980–88[edit]

August 4, 1980: Hurricane Allen makes landfall as a major Category 3 hurricane. It causes $6 million in damage. 129 mile per hour winds battered the island. Over 500 homes were destroyed. Amazingly, no deaths were reported.

July 23, 1983: Unnamed Storm, 1983 passes 15 miles to the north.

July 25, 1984: Unnamed Storm, 1984 passes 50 miles to the north.

September 8, 1986: Tropical Storm Danielle passes 65 miles to the south.

Septer 21, 1987 Hurricane Emily passes 50 miles to the south.

September 9, 1988 Hurricane Gilbert passes 75 miles to the north-east.

1990–95[edit]

August 14, 1993: Tropical Storm Cindy passes 60 miles to the north.

September 9, 1994: Tropical Storm Debby passes 20 miles to the north.

September 14, 1995: Hurricane Marilyn passes 50 miles to the north-east.

August 25, 1995 Hurricane Iris passes 70 miles to the north.

2000–07[edit]

October 4, 2001 Hurricane Iris passes 25 miles to the south.

October 7, 2001: Tropical Storm Jerry passes 30 miles to the south-west.

September 23, 2002: Hurricane Lili passes 45 miles to the south.

August 4, 2004: Tropical Storm Bonnie passes 20 miles to the north.

September 7, 2004: Hurricane Ivan passes to the south.

August 17, 2007: Hurricane Dean passes 65 miles to the north.

September 1, 2007: Hurricane Felix passes 70 miles to the south.

2010–present[edit]

Hurricane Tomas near Barbados on October 30
  • October 30, 2010 – Hurricane Tomas skirts the southern coast of Barbados as a strong tropical storm.[1] Upon striking the island and the rest of the Windward archipelago, Tomas becomes the latest hurricane on record in a calendar year to impact the region. At Grantley Adams International Airport, a wind gust of 105 mph (165 km/h) is documented. The same station measured 11.56 in (294 mm) of rain. The strong winds knock down power lines and damage homes; an estimated 1,200 residences sustain damage as a result of Tomas. Overall damage amounts to US$8.5 million, though no deaths are reported.[2]
  • August 3, 2012 – Hurricane Ernesto passes 35 mi (56 km) northwest of Barbados, though despite its proximity, brings generally minimal effects to the island.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlantic hurricane best track (HURDAT version 2)". Hurricane Research Division (Database). Miami, FL: National Hurricane Center. April 11, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ Pasch, Richard J.; Kimberlain, Todd B.; National Hurricane Center (March 7, 2011). Hurricane Tomas (PDF) (Preliminary Tropical Cyclone Report). Miami, Florida: United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Newsday Staff (August 4, 2012). "Ernesto spares Barbados". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Daily News Limited. Retrieved 18 August 2013.