HC Hurricanes



Overview
Despite an Holy City’s location being in the open sea, it will not necessarily be “prone” to frequent hurricane strikes as factual analysis reveal. Based on historical records of the paths of past hurricanes (in recorded history- as early as 1849) and the projected locations of the initial HC’s, they should not be at anymore more risk than coastal cities or towns, or populated islands located in areas of frequently occuring Hurricanes/Typhoons/Cyclones. A listing, based on past data, of major storms (i.e, Tropical Depressions and Storms, Hurricanes/Typhoons/Cyclones) that would have affected an HC has been prepared on this page. It only includes up to the 50 closest major storms that could physically reach an HC’s city limits. Thus the (possibly) maximum average diameter size of a major storm of km ( [nautical] miles) is used here. This means that for a major storm to affect at least the area just outside of an HC's outer city limits, i.e., about km ( nau. miles) from its city center, the center of a cyclonic storm, it's “eye”, would have to be km ( miles) or less (storm’s radius+HC's city limit+ nau. mile buffer zone), to an HC’s outer city limit.

Furthermore, as the most devastating region of an hurricane are concentrated within in the area surrounding the “eye” of the storm- the "eye wall" which have an average diameter of km ( miles), it could be said that for a major storm to seriously affect an HC (i.e, a direct “hit”), its eye (and surrounding eyewall) would have to come within km ( miles) of an HC outer city limits. (“Rainbands” makeup the outer area of hurricanes, and are generally, relatively, not destructive.) This, in the majority of cases, would reduce the hurricane risk factor of an HC considerably as the following tables showing the totals of (would-have-been) "(direct) hits" vs. "brushes" (and "total major storms") show.


Raw Data Sources: UNISYS Weather & NOAA - NHC

HC Hurricanes Data Tables

Hits, Brushes and Totals

Cyclonic Storms that would directly "Hit" an HC. Cyclonic Storms that would only "Brush" an HC. Total of all Cyclonic Storms that would be within reach of an HC (Hits+Brushes).



Storm Category Data

Storm per Category per HC
(Listed by Ocean Areas)
e.g., " HC #1 storms were of Category 2 (H2)"

Data by:Areas   HC#    
Major Cyclonic Storms Near HC's (Listed by Ocean Areas)


Cumulative Storm Category Sum per HC
(Listed by Ocean Areas)
e.g., " HC #1 storms were of Category 2 (H2) and under"

Data by:Areas   HC#    
Cumulative Total of Categories of Major Cyclonic Storms Near an HC's (Listed by Ocean Areas)


Storms Category % per HC
(Listed by Ocean Areas)
e.g., " of HC #1 storms were of Category 2 (H2)"

Data by:Areas   HC#    
Major Cyclonic Storms Near HC's by % (Listed by Ocean Areas)


Cumulative Storms Category % Sum per HC
(Listed by Ocean Areas)
e.g., " of HC #1 storms were Category 2 (H2) and under"

Data by:Areas   HC#    
Cumulative % of Categories Totals of Major Cyclonic Storms Near an HC's (Listed by Ocean Areas)


Storm Speed and Distances Data

Storm Average Distance from an HC
(Listed by Ocean Areas & Metric Units)
e.g., "The storm center of HC #1's Category 2 (H2) storms passed, on average km from HC#1's city center."

Data by:Areas   HC#     Units: Metric   Imperial
Storm Average Distance from an HC (Listed by Ocean Areas & Metric Units)


Storm Rated Speed Intensity
(Listed by Ocean Areas & Metric Units)
e.g., "The average storm speeds of HC #1's Category 2 (H2) storms were about kmh."

Data by:Areas   HC#     Units: Metric   Imperial
Storm Rated Speed Intensity (Listed by Ocean Areas & Metric Units)


Storm Rated Speed Intensity %
(Listed by Ocean Areas)
e.g., "The rated storm speed intensity % of HC #1's Category 2 (H2) storms were about of its highest wind speeds."

Data by:Areas   HC#    
Storm Rated Speed Intensity % (Listed by Ocean Areas)


Storm Rated Speed Intensity
(Listed by Ocean Areas & Metric Units)
e.g., "The resulting average storm speeds of HC #1's Category 2 (H2) storms, based on their rated intensity % were about kmh."

Data by:Areas   HC#     Units: Metric   Imperial
Storm Rated Speed Intensity (Listed by Ocean Areas & Metric Units)


Ten Closest Storms
(Listed by Ocean Areas & Metric Units)
e.g., "HC #1 5th closest storm passed by at about km (storm center to city center)."

Data by:Areas   HC#     Units: Metric   Imperial
Ten Closest Storms to an Holy City
May 28, 2008