Tropical storms and Hurricanes which passed within two degrees of latitude of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1515 to present.

2012, Aug 22-24 Hurricane Isaac left Africa as a strong tropical wave and developed into a tropical depression on Aug 21st and into a tropical storm later that day. Its center passed south of St. Croix and Puerto Rico on Aug 23rd, causing strong gusty winds that day and the day after. The heavy rain occurred once Isaac had moved southwest of Puerto Rico, being the outer bands that left accumulations of 2-4 inches island-wide across sectors of eastern and southern Puerto Rico. Damage from Isaac was relatively minor.  More information on Hurricane Isaac can be found here.
 2011, Sep 12-13 Tropical Storm Maria was first designated tropical depression on Sep 6th in the far eastern Atlantic and a tropical storm the next day. The U.S. Virgin Islands experienced breezy to windy conditions for 3 days however didn't cause significant damage. These winds occurred most often during rain squalls. The slow movement of Maria, the moist "tail" and the mountain terrain across Puerto Rico caused devastating flooding for the 3rd time in 6 weeks, following Tropical Storm Emily and Hurricane Irene, and after the extraordinary rainy summer of 2011. More information on Tropical Storm Maria can be found here.
2011, Aug 21-23 Hurricane Irene was a quite large and impressive tropical wave during most of its journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Irene made landfall as a tropical storm after midnight on Aug 22nd near Punta Santiago, PR, intensifying over land and became a hurricane over northern Puerto Rico around 5 am Monday, before exiting into the Atlantic later that morning. Irene's most significant impact was the heavy rainfall. The first rainbands entered eastern Puerto Rico early on Sunday and persisted through midnight on Wednesday, although additional rainfall was received across some of the east municipalities through Thursday morning Aug 25th. More information on Hurricane Irene can be found here.
2011, Aug 1-3 Tropical Storm Emily after developing from a broad rotation into a tropical storm, it passed near 120 miles south of Ponce during the morning of Aug 3rd. Outer rain bands associated with the storm produced numerous showers with strong gusty winds across Puerto Rico, being the southeast and southwest sections the most affected areas after 6-10 inches of rain fell. More information on Tropical Storm Emily can be found here.
2010, Aug 30-31 Hurricane Earl emerged from the African coast as a tropical disturbance on Aug 22nd. Hurricane Earl became a major hurricane as a Category 4 hurricane while it has its closest point (about 60 miles) to the northeast of St. Thomas on the 30th. Later that night, Earl's center passed 95 miles northeast of San Juan. More information on Hurricane Earl can be found here
2009, Sep 04-05 Tropical Storm Erika developed from a wave that originally came off the coast of Africa. Mostly located in the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere, the wave never became very organized at the surface to maintain its strength. As a result, Erika was downgraded to a tropical depression and remnant low as it passed south of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More information on Tropical Storm Erika can be found here.
2009, Aug 17 Tropical Storm Ana was the first Cape Verde storm of the 2009 season. It eventually weakened into a depression as it traversed the tropical Atlantic before passing just to the south of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More information on Tropical Storm Ana can be found here.
2008, Oct 14-16 Hurricane Omar passed within 1 degree latitude to the south of of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin islands in a southwest to northeast direction. For additional information click here
2007, Dec 11-12 Subtropical Storm Olga moved westward along the northern coast of Puerto Rico on December 11 and then made landfall along the northern coast of Puerto Rico around 0700 UTC (3 AM AST) For additional storm information click here
2007, Aug 17-18 Hurricane Dean passed to the south of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from east to west. More information on Hurricane Dean can be found here.
2004, Sep 15-16 Tropica Storm Jeanne passed just south of St Croix and then entered southeast Puerto Rico near Maunabo and traveled west then north and west again across Puerto Rico and exited over the northwest tip of the island near Aguadilla. For storm report click here.
2001, Aug 22-23 Tropical Storm Dean formed from a tropical wave over the Virgin Islands on August 22nd and a Hurricane Hunter plane indicated winds near hurricane force later that day. The system encountered an unfavorable environment the next day north of Puerto Rico and weakened to a tropical wave. Winds to tropical storm force were reported in the U.S. Virgin Islands and there was an estimated $2 million in damage due to flooding in Puerto Rico.
2000, Aug 21-23 Hurricane Debby passed just north of St Thomas and within 1o latitude to the northeast of Puerto Rico in an E-SE to W-NW direction. For storm report click here.
1999, Nov 16-18 Hurricane Lenny passed within 1o latitude to the south of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in a W to E direction and then eventually turned E-NE over the northern Leeward Islands and into the Atlantic. For storm report click here.
1999, Oct 20-21 Tropical Storm Jose passed within 1o latitude to the northeast of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in a E-SE to W-NW direction and then turned N-NE once in the Atlantic to the north of our local islands. For storm report click here.
1998, Sep 21-22 Hurricane Georges passed over St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then entered Puerto Rico near Humacao and traveled through the interior of the island exiting just south of Mayaguez in Cabo Rojo. The hurricane traveled mainly in an E to W direction. For Satellite storm report click here
1997, Sep 5-8 Hurricane Erika passed about 2o latitude northeast of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1996, Sep 9-10 Hurricane Hortense passed over the southwest corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction. For storm summary click here
1996, Jul 8-9 Hurricane Bertha passed just northeast of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1995, Oct 23-24 As Tropical Storm Sebastien passed within 1o latitude southeast of U.S. Virgin Islands it weakened to a tropical depression and then dissipated just SE of Puerto Rico as it moved in a NE to SW direction.
1995, Sep 15-16 Hurricane Marilyn passed over St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1995, Sep 5-6 Hurricane Luis passed just north of U.S. Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1993, Aug 16 Tropical Storm Cindy passed almost 2o southwest of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1990, Oct7 Tropical Storm Klaus passed just northwest of northern U.S. Virgin Islands in a E-SE to W-NW direction.
1989, Sep 17-18 Hurricane Hugo passed over St Croix...then Vieques and Culebra and the northeast corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1989, Aug 3-4 Hurricane Dean passed almost 2o northeast of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1988, Sep 10 Tropical Storm Gilbert turned into Hurricane Gilbert as it passed about 2o latitude south of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1987, Sep 22 Hurricane Emily passed almost 2o latitude southwest of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1984, Nov 6-7 Tropical Storm Klaus passed just between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in a SW to NE direction.
1981, Sep 8 Tropical Storm Gert passed just near St. Croix and then over the northeast corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1981, Sep 4 Tropical Storm Floyd passed within 1o latitude of northern U.S. Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1979, Sep 3-4 Tropical Storm Frederic passed over St. Croix and then traveled right along the southern coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1979, Aug 30 Hurricane David passed about 1o latitude south of Puerto Rico in a E-SE to W direction.
1979, Jul 17-18 Tropical Storm Claudette passed over northern U.S. Virgin Islands and weakened to a Tropical Depression just as it hit the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. It then traveled right along the northern coastline of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1975, Sep 15 Tropical Depression developed into Tropical Storm Eloise just as it reached within 1o north of the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico as it passed in a E to W direction.
1974, Aug 29-30 Tropical Depression developed into Tropical Storm Carmen as it passed about 1o south of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1973, Sep 3-4 Tropical Storm Christine weakened into a tropical depression before passing over the northern U.S. Virgin Islands and just northeast of the NE tip of Puerto Rico. It dissipated shortly afterwards.
1967, Sep 9-10 Hurricane Beulah passed within 1o southwest of southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1966, Sep 28 Hurricane Inez passed about 1o latitude south of Puerto Rico and St. Croix in a E to W direction.
1966, Aug 26 Hurricane Faith passed about 1o latitude northeast of the Virgin Islands in a E-SE to W-NW direction.
1965, Aug 28-29 Tropical Depression turned into Tropical Storm Betsy within 2o latitude E -NE of U.S. Virgin Islands in a S to N direction. Shortly afterwards it became Hurricane Betsy.
1964, Aug 22-23 Hurricane Cleo passed within 2o latitude south of Puerto Rico from a E to W direction.
1963, Sep 26-27 Hurricane Edith headed due N toward the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico and then turned due W just before making land.
1961, Oct 2-3 Hurricane Frances passed within 1o latitude from the southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction
1960, Sep 4-6 Hurricane Donna passed within 1o latitude from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
1959, Aug 18-19 Tropical Storm Edith passed within 1o latitude south of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from a E to W direction.
1958, Sep 13-14 Tropical Storm Gerda passed about 1o latitude from southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction
1956, Aug 11-12 Hurricane Betsy (Santa Clara) crossed Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1955, Sep 11-12 Tropical storm Hilda passed within 1o latitude north of St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I. in a ESE to WNW direction reaching hurricane intensity on the 12th.
1955, Jan 3 Hurricane Alice passed within 1o latitude southeast of St. Croix in the U.S.V.I. in a ENE to WSW direction.
1954, Aug 30-31 Tropical storm Dolly formed just off the northwestern corner of Puerto Rico and moved off in NNW direction.
1953, Sep 14 Tropical storm Edna passed within 1o latitude northeast of the Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1950, Aug 23 Tropical storm passed over the southwest corner of Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1949, Sep 2-3 Tropical storm developed between Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and moved northwest, reaching hurricane intensity and changing course to northward after passing 20o N latitude on the 3rd day.
1947, Oct 16-17 Tropical storm passed just northeast of St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I. in a SE to NW direction.
1945, Sep 12-13 Hurricane passed within 2o latitude north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1945, Aug 3 Tropical storm passed within 1o latitude of the southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1944, Jul 12-13 Tropical storm apparently developed just off the northwest corner of Puerto Rico and moved northwestward.
1943, Oct 14 Hurricane passed between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico in a S to N direction.
1943, Aug 13-14 Tropical storm passed just northeast of St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I. in a ESE to WNW direction.
1942, Nov 4 Tropical storm apparently developed just off southeastern Puerto Rico and crossed the northeastern part of the island in a ESE to WNW direction.
1940, Aug 5 Tropical storm passed just north of St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I. in a ESE to WNW direction.
1939, Aug 7 Tropical storm apparently developed about 1o latitude northeast of St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I. and moved northwestward.
1938, Aug 8 Tropical storm passed through Virgin Islands and skirted north coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1937, Aug 24-25 Tropical storm passed within 2o latitude northeast of Virgin Islands in a ESE to WNW direction.
1934, Sep 18 Tropical storm passed within 2o latitude northeast of Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1934, Aug 21-22 Tropical storm passed within 2o latitude south of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1933, Sep 27-28 Tropical storm passed within 1o latitude south of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1933, Jul 25-26 Tropical storm passed just northeast of Virgin Islands in a ESE to WNW direction.
1932, Sep 26-27 Destructive hurricane, known as San Ciprian, passed through Virgin Islands and across Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1931, Sep 10-11 Violent hurricane known as San Nicolas, passed through Virgin Islands and skirted north coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction causing destruction along a strip 10 to 12 miles wide.
1931, Aug 17 Tropical storm crossed Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1928, Sep 13 Devastating Hurricane San Felipe II passed through Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1916, Jul 12-14 Tropical storm passed through Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1915, Aug 10-12 Hurricane skirted south coasts of St.Croix , U.S.V.I. and Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1910, Sep 6-7 Hurricane skirted south coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1910, Aug 24-25 Tropical storm passed off south coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1909, Nov 12-13 Tropical storm passed off northwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a WSW to ENE direction.
1908, Sep 26-27 Tropical storm passed off south coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1908, Sep 9-10 Hurricane passed off north coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1903, Jul 19-20 Tropical storm crossed Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1901, Oct 8-10 Tropical storm crossed northeastern corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1901, Sep 11-13 Tropical storm skirted north coast of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1901, Jul 6-8 Hurricane crossed southwestern Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1900, Oct 24-26 Tropical storm crossed southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1900, Aug 30- Sep 1 Tropical storm skirted south coast of Puerto Rico in a E to W direction.
1899, Aug 7-8 Disastrous hurricane known as San Ciriaco, crossed Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1898, Sep 21-22 Tropical Storm crossed northeastern Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1896, Aug 31- Sep 1 Hurricane crossed southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1893, Aug 16-17 Hurricane passed Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1891, Aug 19-20 Hurricane crossed eastern Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1889, Sep 3 A very destructive hurricane in St. Thomas. It passed east of the U.S. Virgin Islands in a SE to NW direction.
1876, Sep 13 A violent hurricane known as San Felipe I. It struck St. Thomas and skirted the south coast of Puerto Rico.
1867, Oct 29 The most violent hurricane in many parts of Puerto Rico, known as San Narcisco. Accounts indicate it was a was a storm of small diameter and rapid movement. Also affected St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands where 1,000 lives were lost.
1852, September Affected Puerto Rico; exact date unknown.
1851, Aug 18-19 A violent hurricane, known as Santa Elena,(also known as San Agapito) skirted the south coast and crossed the southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1846, Sep 12-13 Passed by northeastern corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1840, Sep 16 Severely affected Puerto Rico.
1837, Aug 2-3 A violent hurricane, known as Los Angeles, struck St. Thomas and skirted the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1837, Jul 31 Severely affected St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
1835, Aug 13 Crossed Puerto Rico in a ESE to WNW direction.
1830, Aug 11-12 Severely affected St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
1827, Aug 28 Affected Virgin Islands severely, especially St. Thomas.
1827, Aug 18-19 Very destructive hurricane crossed Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1825, Jul 26-27 A very violent hurricane, known as Santa Ana, which was very destructive in Puerto Rico.
1819, Sep 22 Very destructive in Virgin Islands and severe in Puerto Rico.
1818, Sep 22 Seriously affected Puerto Rico.
1816 A violent hurricane passed over Puerto Rico; exact date unknown.
1814, Jul 22-23 Affected Puerto Rico.
1813, Jul 23 Affected Puerto Rico.
1812, Jul 23; Aug 21 Seriously affected Puerto Rico.
1807, Aug 17-19 Severe hurricane from the east lasted 50 hours in Puerto Rico.
1804, Sep 21 This great hurricane known as San Mateo II, remained in the memory of Puerto Ricans for a very long time.
1788, Aug 16 Seriously affected Puerto Rico.
1785, Sep 25 A furious hurricane that passed over Puerto Rico.
1780, Oct 14 Probably the most devastating hurricane of record up to this date. It is known as "The Great Hurricane". Passed over southwestern corner of Puerto Rico in a SE to NW direction.
1772, Aug 28 Affected Puerto Rico.
1767, Aug 7 Plantations destroyed and livestock drowned in Puerto Rico.
1751, Aug 18 Affected Puerto Rico.
1740, August Affected Puerto Rico; exact date unknown.
1738, Sep 12 Affected Puerto Rico.
1615, Sep 12 The most severe hurricane to affect Puerto Rico in 40 years. (This suggests that other tropical storms may have occurred between 1575 and 1615).
1575, Sep 21 Severe Hurricane, known as San Mateo I in Puerto Rico.
1568, Aug 24 Affected Puerto Rico.
1537, July and August Three hurricanes within 2 months in Puerto Rico; exact dates unknown. Many slaves and cattle drowned.
1515, July Exact date unknown. Caused death of many Indians in Puerto Rico.

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