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San Juan, Puerto Rico (TJSJ)

Location: 18.45N 66.00W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (18.45N,66.00W) 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 San Juan. 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 San Juan and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by San Juan recently.

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

2010 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
  NO STORMS PASSED BY THIS DECADE

2000 - 2009
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
22 Aug 2000    75   h1   35   DEBBY
22 Aug 2001    58   ts   39   DEAN
15 Sep 2004    69   ts   27   JEANNE
11 Dec 2007    46   ts    2   OLGA

1990 - 1999
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
16 Sep 1995   109   h2   37   MARILYN
 9 Jul 1996    92   h1   50   BERTHA
10 Sep 1996    81   h1   65   HORTENSE
21 Sep 1998   104   h2   22   GEORGES
21 Oct 1999    63   ts   58   JOSE

1980 - 1989
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 8 Sep 1981    58   ts   11   GERT
 7 Nov 1984    58   ts   32   KLAUS
18 Sep 1989   127   h3   12   HUGO

1970 - 1979
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
16 Sep 1975    52   ts   42   ELOISE
 4 Sep 1979    52   ts   24   FREDERIC

1960 - 1969
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
  NO STORMS PASSED BY THIS DECADE

1950 - 1959
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
23 Aug 1950    40   ts   54   BAKER
12 Sep 1955    52   ts   57   HILDA
12 Aug 1956    92   h1   25   BETSY

1940 - 1949
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 6 Aug 1940    46   ts   54   NOTNAMED
 5 Nov 1942    40   ts    2   NOTNAMED
17 Oct 1947    69   ts   55   NOTNAMED
 3 Sep 1949    40   ts   41   NOTNAMED

1930 - 1939
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
17 Aug 1931    40   ts   23   NOTNAMED
11 Sep 1931    92   h1    6   NOTNAMED
27 Sep 1932   104   h2   17   NOTNAMED
26 Jul 1933    75   h1   47   NOTNAMED
28 Sep 1933    46   ts   56   NOTNAMED
 9 Aug 1938    58   ts    1   NOTNAMED

1920 - 1929
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
19 Aug 1924    46   ts   39   NOTNAMED
29 Aug 1924   109   h2   55   NOTNAMED
 3 Aug 1928    40   ts   47   NOTNAMED
13 Sep 1928   161   h5   26   NOTNAMED

1910 - 1919
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 7 Sep 1910    98   h2   65   NOTNAMED
13 Jul 1916    52   ts    2   NOTNAMED
22 Aug 1916   109   h2   26   NOTNAMED
 3 Sep 1919    52   ts   58   NOTNAMED

1900 - 1909
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 1 Sep 1900    52   ts   68   NOTNAMED
12 Sep 1901    58   ts    1   NOTNAMED
10 Sep 1908    69   ts   52   NOTNAMED

1890 - 1899
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
17 Aug 1893   115   h3   25   NOTNAMED
14 Oct 1894    98   h2   55   NOTNAMED
 1 Sep 1896    98   h2   54   NOTNAMED
 8 Aug 1899   138   h4   33   NOTNAMED

1880 - 1889
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
10 Oct 1887    69   ts   65   NOTNAMED
 3 Sep 1889   104   h2   53   NOTNAMED

1870 - 1879
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
22 Aug 1871   115   h3   49   NOTNAMED
13 Sep 1876   104   h2   24   NOTNAMED
28 Nov 1878    69   ts   35   NOTNAMED
14 Aug 1879    46   ts   57   NOTNAMED

1860 - 1869
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
30 Oct 1867    92   h1    8   NOTNAMED

1851 - 1859
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 5 Sep 1852    81   h1   49   NOTNAMED
24 Sep 1852    81   h1   46   NOTNAMED

San Juan, Puerto Rico: all dec peak 5yr rank

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