Hurricanes in Jamaica

Upcoming Storms for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NameCategoryStorm direction/Path
AnaSubtropical StormAna had sustained winds of 45 mph and was located about 175 miles to the northeast of Bermuda on May 22nd.
BillTropical StormCentre location 40.5 N 62.0 W. Maximum sustained winds 60 mph. Movement NE at 38 mph
ClaudetteTropical StormClaudette had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph early Monday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm was located 90 miles south of Ocean City, Maryland, and moving east-northeast at 28 mph.
DannyTropical Storm
ElsaTropical StormLOCATION...43.0N 69.5W
ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM ENE OF BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
ABOUT 65 MI...100 KM SE OF PORTLAND MAINE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 35 MPH...56 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB...29.50 INCHES
FredTropical DepressionLOCATION...43.0N 74.7W
ABOUT 50 MI...75 KM WNW OF ALBANY NEW YORK
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...25 MPH...35 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.86 INCHES
GraceTropical Storm 10:00 AM CDT Thu Aug 19
Location: 20.2°N 88.8°W
Moving: W at 18 mph
Min pressure: 994 mb
Max sustained: 65 mph
HenriTropical DepressionLOCATION...41.4N 73.7W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM NNE OF NEW YORK CITY
ABOUT 60 MI...95 KM WSW OF HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...E OR 90 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
IdaPost-Tropical Cyclone LOCATION...41.4N 71.6W
ABOUT 25 MI...40 KM NE OF MONTAUK POINT NEW YORK
ABOUT 130 MI...210 KM ENE OF NEW YORK CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 28 MPH...44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES
Julian
KateTropical Depression LOCATION...26.8N 52.3W
ABOUT 910 MI...1460 KM NE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES
LarryHurricaneLOCATION...33.9N 62.2W
ABOUT 185 MI...300 KM NE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1005 MI...1615 KM SSW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...966 MB...28.53 INCHES
MindyTropical Depression LOCATION...32.0N 78.3W
ABOUT 110 MI...175 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 75 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
NicholasPost Tropical Cyclone LOCATION...31.7N 93.2W
ABOUT 65 MI...100 KM SSE OF SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM NW OF ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...15 MPH...30 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB...29.89 INCHES
OdetteRemnantsA gale-force, non-tropical low pressure system, the remnants of
Odette, is located a little more than 600 miles west-northwest of
the westernmost Azores. While showers and thunderstorms remain
limited near the low, only a small increase in this activity could
result in the formation of a subtropical or tropical cyclone while
it moves generally southward over marginally warmer waters during
the next day or two.
PeterTropical DepressionLOCATION...21.6N 66.9W
ABOUT 225 MI...365 KM NNW OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES

RosePost Tropical CycloneLOCATION...25.2N 41.6W
ABOUT 1300 MI...2095 KM WNW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES
SamHurricane (Active)LOCATION...30.0N 61.8W
ABOUT 240 MI...385 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 355 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...937 MB...27.67 INCHES
TeresaSub-Tropical StormLOCATION...12.1N 44.8W
ABOUT 1290 MI...2075 KM ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...986 MB...29.12 INCHES
VictorTropical Storm (Active)LOCATION...12.0N 34.3W
ABOUT 745 MI...1195 KM WSW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB...29.44 INCHES
Wanda

Hurricane Season Preparedness Tips

Trim trees

Trim trees that touch power lines or hang over the house and other buildings.

Store extra food

Store extra food, especially things that can be eaten without cooking or which need very little preparation. Electricity may be off during a hurricane, leaving you without refrigeration.

First-aid equipment

Have simple first-aid equipment such as iodine, bandages, eye lotion, etc. at home.

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About Hurricanes

What are Hurricanes?

Hurricanes are violent warm-core tropical storms with a minimum wind speed of 119 km or (74 mph) rotating in a counter-clockwise spiral around a region of low pressure called the center of the eye.

Phases of development of a hurricane

A potential hurricane goes through four basic phases before it attains hurricane strength. These phases are: Tropical Disturbance, Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm and Hurricane.

How Hurricanes are Formed

Hurricanes develop over warm tropical waters. The energy necessary for its development comes from the warm ocean waters over which it passes. Through the process of evaporation energy stored in the ocean is lifted into the storm and then released during condensation.

Category Breakdown

Hurricanes are categorized on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale based on their intensity. The Scale starts at 1, which is a minimal hurricane and ends at 5, is a very strong hurricane.

Storms that have impacted Jamaica

NameYearCategory on ImpactStorm direction/Path
Hurricane CharlieAugust 17, 19513125 mph winds from the ESE with some gusts to 125mph winds
Hurricane AllenAugust 6, 19804130 mph to the north from the ESE and passed 37 miles to north
Hurricane Gilbert September 12,19883121 mph winds from the ESE with gusts to 147mph
Hurricane IvanSeptember 10-11, 20044155 mph winds moving approx 50 miles to the south from the ESE with a wind field approx. 85 miles out
Hurricane DeanAugust 19, 20074passed just south with 145mph winds from the ESE while moving west
Tropical Storm GustavAugust 28, 2008-maximum sustained winds of up to 110km/h (70mph)
Tropical Storm NicoleSeptember 29, 2010-
Hurricane SandyOctober 24, 20121hit from the south with 80mph winds while moving north

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