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Grand Turk, TCI (MBGT)

Location: 21.47N 71.14W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (21.47N,71.14W) might not be the center of the island. Often the location of the island weather station was used, which is normally at the airport.
Please note that not only hurricanes (h1-h5) are included but also tropical storms (ts). Wind/category reported is maximum measured while the system moved through region (box). Each category storm has its own color (see color bar below; ts=tropical storm; h1=category 1 hurricane; etc., see the guide for definitions). Different projections can be selected, the island projections are most zoomed in (select if you want to see how close the systems passed by the island [not available for regions]), while the world projection most zoomed out (select when you want to see the complete path of the storm). Winds are in miles per hour. It is also calculated how close the center of the storm came to the island, the so-called closest point of approach (cpoa, in miles).

Below you can see all stormtracks for each decade since 1851 for Grand Turk. Note that the most recent 'decade' (2010) only consists of 1 year. All storms since 1851 in one image [colored spaghetti] can be found elsewhere. In the climatology section there is also a weekly analysis of the data which shows when the real peak of hurricane season is for Grand Turk and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Grand Turk recently.

Projection: Island | Caribbean | Atlantic | World |
[ts=tropical storm; h1=category 1 hurricane; etc.]

2010 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 6 Nov 2010    69   ts   32   TOMAS

2000 - 2009
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
11 Oct 2003    46   ts    8   MINDY
 1 Sep 2004   138   h4   40   FRANCES
 3 Sep 2008    58   ts   43   HANNA
 7 Sep 2008   132   h4   23   IKE

1990 - 1999
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 8 Oct 1990    52   ts   62   KLAUS
 9 Jul 1996   104   h2   60   BERTHA
12 Sep 1996   115   h3   34   HORTENSE

1980 - 1989
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 9 Sep 1981    40   ts   29   GERT
 8 Oct 1985    52   ts   17   ISABEL
18 Nov 1985    92   h1    4   KATE

1970 - 1979
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
  NO STORMS PASSED BY THIS DECADE

1960 - 1969
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 7 Sep 1960   144   h4   42   DONNA
18 Sep 1960    46   ts   39   FLORENCE
 4 Oct 1961    63   ts   64   FRANCES
28 Sep 1963    40   ts   25   EDITH

1950 - 1959
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
24 Sep 1952    63   ts   25   CHARLIE
 7 Sep 1954    75   h1   54   EDNA
17 Oct 1955    69   ts   60   KATIE
13 Aug 1956   109   h2   16   BETSY

1940 - 1949
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
19 May 1940    40   ts   49   NOTNAMED
 6 Aug 1940    52   ts    2   NOTNAMED
15 Oct 1941    40   ts    8   NOTNAMED
 5 Nov 1942    52   ts   16   NOTNAMED
20 Aug 1945    46   ts   42   NOTNAMED
14 Sep 1945   121   h3   19   NOTNAMED
23 May 1948    40   ts   16   NOTNAMED
25 Aug 1949    69   ts   69   NOTNAMED

1930 - 1939
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
27 Aug 1932    40   ts   23   NOTNAMED
 3 Sep 1932    98   h2   64   NOTNAMED
27 Jul 1933    92   h1   17   NOTNAMED
31 Aug 1933    81   h1   39   NOTNAMED
28 Nov 1934    46   ts   43   NOTNAMED

1920 - 1929
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
25 Jul 1926    98   h2   32   NOTNAMED
17 Sep 1926   150   h4   18   NOTNAMED
 5 Aug 1928    46   ts   31   NOTNAMED
15 Sep 1928   155   h5   23   NOTNAMED

1910 - 1919
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
  NO STORMS PASSED BY THIS DECADE

1900 - 1909
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 8 Jul 1901    69   ts   15   NOTNAMED
21 Jul 1903    40   ts   50   NOTNAMED
 5 Sep 1906   132   h4   47   NOTNAMED

1890 - 1899
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
21 Aug 1891    98   h2   24   NOTNAMED
18 Aug 1893   121   h3   12   NOTNAMED
 2 Sep 1899    69   ts   10   NOTNAMED

1880 - 1889
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 3 Sep 1882    69   ts    8   NOTNAMED
21 Aug 1885    46   ts    1   NOTNAMED
17 Sep 1886    46   ts   32   NOTNAMED
23 Oct 1886    52   ts    4   NOTNAMED
 2 Sep 1888   104   h2    7   NOTNAMED

1870 - 1879
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
23 Oct 1870   104   h2   64   NOTNAMED
23 Aug 1871   104   h2   36   NOTNAMED
24 Sep 1877    46   ts    4   NOTNAMED
16 Aug 1879    69   ts   15   NOTNAMED

1860 - 1869
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
13 Aug 1861    46   ts   38   NOTNAMED
 1 Oct 1866   127   h3    5   NOTNAMED

1851 - 1859
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
20 Aug 1852    81   h1   10   NOTNAMED
26 Sep 1852    92   h1   61   NOTNAMED
25 Aug 1856    81   h1   30   NOTNAMED

Grand Turk, TCI: all dec peak 5yr rank

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