Boynton beach Florida's history with tropical systems
current weather

(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm (bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm description is given.(since 1871)

Years within or near core
2016br,(2017bdbr,2017bdts not in stats)
72 times in 145 yrs end of 2016

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=31, 43.06% H=41, 56.94%

Longest gap between storms
9 years 2007-2015

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.01 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(27h)once every 5.37 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2017

Last affected by
2017 Oct 29th Tropical Storm Philippe passes over while moving NE with 50mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 115mph north in Jupiter from the east Aug 16th, developed East of Bahamas.
1871 Aug 24th 105mph winds to the north from the S.E
1876 Oct 20th, 95mph to the west from the SSW
1885 Aug 23rd, 80mph from the south passes just east
1888 Aug 16th, 125mph winds to the north from the ESE
1903 sept 11, 85mph from the ESE just south.
1906 June 17th,85mph from the S.W just south
1906 Oct 18th, 115mph from the SSW
1926 July 27th 105mph from the S.E passes just north
1926 Sept 18th,130mph to the south from the ESE
1928 aug 7th a 95mph hurricane passes just north from the S.E
1928 sept 16th a hurricane with 150mph winds while moving NW causing very heavy damage.Newspaper article#1 | #2 | #3 | #4| what happened?
1933 Sept 3rd,130mph from the ESE
1945 Sept 15th ,130mph to the south from the ESE
1947 Sept 17th, 130mph from the east,bar 27.76 heavy damage 51 killed in florida this slow moving hurricane pounded the area for many hoursweather map, 11 ft storm surge
1947 Oct 12th,80mph (hurdat2) from the WSW
1948 Sept 22nd, 95mph from the S.W
1948 Oct 5th, 105mph from the S.W passes just S.E
1949 aug 26th 150mph from the SE gusts here to 135mph heavy damage. weather map | Newspaper headline | Newspaperarticle
1950 hurricane King oct 17th 20 miles to the west from the south with 85mph winds causes moderate damage inland
1964 aug 27th hurricane Cleo hits with 105mph winds from the south causing minor damage here
1964 oct 14th hurricane Isabell hits with 125mph winds from the SW causes modrate damage with several tornadoes as she maintained her intensity even after hitting the west coas
1979 David Sept 3rd, 95mph winds from the SSE but the bulk of the wind stayed over water & the area got some heavy rain,minor damage

1999 hurricane Irene oct 16th 75mph from the SSW ,area had gusts to 69mph very heavy rain over 17 29.18 many trees down.Newspaper article
2004 Sept 4th Hurricane Frances passses by to north from the ESE with 105mph winds
2004 Sept 26th Hurricane Jeanne passes by to the north with 120mph winds from the east
2005,Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 105mph winds while moving quickly N.E. Wilma passed over Boynton bch with the eye lasting approx 45min press 28.23 . Damage was extensive but not as bad as areas to south.Moderate roof damage to many buildings,signs down & many trees toppled.Unofficially 88mph gusts to 118mph.Wilma caused an estimated 20 billion in damage with 35 deaths in Florida.Radar during worst conditions in Boca | Radar of eye passage in Boynton | Wilma satelite picture | telephone pole snapped | NHC final report

Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim many more.............
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