Cape Canaveral'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
1871br,1871,1872bdts,1873bdtsbr,1873,1876bd,1880,1885,1887tsbd,1892bdts,1893-2,1894bdbr,1897ts,1899br,1899bdtsbr,1910bdtsbr,1915ts,1916tsbr,1921bd,1925xtrophbdbr,1926,
1928ts,1928,1933-2br,1934tsbd,1937ts,1939br,1944bdtsbr,1945bdbr,1949,1950bdtsbr,1950bdbr,1951bdtsbr,1953bdtsbr,1956ts(hurdat),1960bd,1964tsbd,1964br,1968bdts,1974subtsbd,
1979,1981bdts,1983ts,1984ts,1985bdts,1988tsbd,1994bdts,1995br,1995ts,1999bd,2001tsbd,2004,2004br,2005tsbr,2008tsbd,2016bdtsbr,2016,(2017br not in stats)
59 times 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
Easy,king,How,Hazel,Donna,Cleo,Dora,Abby,David,Dennis,Barry,Isidore,Bob,Keith,Gordon,Erin,Jerry,Irene,Gabrielle,Frances,Jeanne,Tammy,Fay,Colin,Matthew,Irma,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=31, 52.63% H=28, 47.37%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1900-1909

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.46 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(16h)once every 9.06 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
102mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2017

Last affected by
2017 Sept 11th,Hurricane Irma brushes 83 miles to the west while moving north with 90mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 25th,just west 90mph from the s.e 29 miles to the south.
1873 a cat 1 hits from the SW just south of here with 90mph winds on Oct 7th
1876 Oct 20th, 90mph from the SSW passes just east
1880 aug 29th 105mph from the east over 50 killed
1885, 90mph from the SSE a 10 ft storm surge aug 24th severe erosion eye 20 miles off shore
1893 aug 27th 120mph just east from the SSE
1893 Oct 12th, 120mph from the SSE also just east
1921 Oct 26th,90mph from the WSW just north
1926 july28th 80mph winds from quick moving hurricane from the SSE causes 2 million dollars damage

1928 Sept 17th,125mph from the S.E passes just south
1949 Aug 27th, 115mph to the south from the S.E
1960 Sept 11th, Hurricane Donna passes by to thew west from the S.W with 115mph winds
1979 Sept 3rd hurricane david,95mph from the SSE
1999 oct 16th hurricane Irene 40 miles to the east from the SSW with 80mph winds causes moderate tree damage & flooding press 29.12Newspaper article
2004 Sept 5th, 90mph Hurricane Frances hits passing to the south from the ESE with hurricane force winds extending north while passing inland. . Many trees down,signs damaged power out for days a very large & slow moving hurricane,tree down at house on 810 cedar drive.fences down, damage to car.Cape canaveral Mercury redstone rocket tipped over.
2016 Oct 7th,Hurricane Matthew hits just east with 120mph winds while moving NNW,reported wind gust to 100mph, 17.01 inches rain at Cape Canaveral Air Station in east-central Florida . Saltwater intrusion also affected NASA’s rocket launch facility at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, causing several million dollars-worth of damage. The roof of NASA’s Operations Support Building II (OSB-II) broke and rainwater damaged the interior of the structure. (per NHC) Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | Matthew timeline | NHC final report


Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane reseach 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 Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz.....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.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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