BDA Featured In Top Ten “Unlucky Locations”

July 24, 2017

Bermuda was recently featured in a Weather Channel Original titled ‘Top Ten ‘Unlucky Locations.” The episode explored various hurricanes to have hit Bermuda, focusing on Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, which hit Bermuda in 2014 less than a week apart, and Hurricane Nicole, which hit Bermuda two years later.

“In 2014 when Hurricane Fay a Category 1 went over the island that was very unusual,” commentators in the trailer for the episode said.

“Officially Fay was a category 1 storm with sustained winds of 80 mph but at higher elevations on Bermuda, those winds were 100 mph.

“And then less than a week later category 2 Gonzalo hit again. Making it just bizarrely odd and you have to say unlucky.

“Gonzalo hit Bermuda with winds gusting up to 144 mph for a full 12 hours it hammers the poor people who have just been struck by Fay. 5 inches of rain fell and offshore swells reached 35 ft. high

“But the bad luck isn’t over. Amazingly just two years later, this dot in the Atlantic, it targetted again. This time by Hurricane Nicole.

“Bizarrely, again, the eye of the hurricane came directly over Bermuda.”

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  1. Toodle-oo says:

    Almost seems as though we’re now paying the price for the 22 year lull between 1964 and 1986

    Global weather pattern change ?

    • I knew Fahy was bad for Bermuda.

    • puzzled says:

      No not at all.
      Trade winds bring stuff this way from the eastern Atlantic.

      Been like this since Noah landed on Gibbs Hill.

  2. Sara says:

    Climate change here we go! Get ready guys! If you are still living under a rock(no pun intended) now is the time to make our politicians make climate change a top priority. Nothing is more important for the future than this issue as it directly affects all other issues. If you care about your children and grandchildren then you should care about climate change. Do your small part, you owe it to your future generations to care.

  3. Runksie says:

    Nothing so bad at all…These are the works of the almighty…But credit is due to the fact that we have the strongest homes in the WORLD! They didnt talk about that!

  4. Alpaca says:

    the trick is not making your houses out of wood

  5. Darrell Wayne Little says:

    We have to go back to Category 3 Fabian on September 5th 2003 – a direct hit. There have been far to many hurricanes in Bermuda since then. It seems that so many storms are now recurving early and missing the U.S. East Coast. Has “hurricane alley” shifted eastward a few hundred miles to bring more frequent storms closer to or over Bermuda? This could be an interesting research project for someone.
    P.S. I was an observer at the Bermuda Weather Service for 20 years.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      A thought provoking comment . (Unlike some of the irrelevant stupidity above)
      It seems that things have gone wild since Fabian but that was only 14 years ago and people have short memories . After the lull that I spoke of things just seemed to go off the charts after Emily in ’87.

  6. cpm says:

    We don’t need a hurricane to disrupt the island it happens 5 days a week for 4 hours a day