(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)
within or near core 1871,1871bdtsbr,1878bdts,1879bdts,1880br,1880bdbr,1885br,1886bdtsbr,1891bdts,1892ts,1893,1894bd,1899br,1909ts,1910br,1920xtropstbd,1921bd,1925tsbd,1926,1930bdts,1934-37ts, 1940-45bdts,1950bdts,1960bd,1964ts,1964br,1968ts,1974subtsbd,1979,1981ts,2001tsbd,2002ts,2004bd,2004br,2005tsbr,2006bdts,2008ts,2012tsbr,2016bdts,2016,(2017bdbr not in stats) 42 times in
145yrs end of 2016
list above Easy,king,Donna,Cleo,Dora,Abby,David,Dennis,Gabrielle,Edouard,Charley,Frances,Tammy,Ernesto,Fay,Beryl,Colin,Matthew,Irma,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=26, 62.5% H=16, 37.5%
Longest gap between storms 19 years 1982-2000
How often Daytona gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.45 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours) (9h)once every 16.11 years state stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 97mph
Statistically when Daytona should be affected
next affected in 2017
Last affected by 2017 Sept 11th, Hurricane Irma brushed 82 miles to the west with 80mph winds while moving north.
hurricane past 1871 Aug 18th a 100mph hurricane passes by just offshore while moving north 1893 just offshore with 120mph winds moving north Aug 27th 1894 80mph sept 26 1921 90mph Oct 25th 1926 75mph july 28th from the S.E 1960 sept 11th hurricane donna passes by here on the way out to sea with 110mph winds Daytona's FAA aviation towert reported 99mph winds,press here 28.73 heavy damage here & throughout the southern 2/3rds of florida. Sustained ESE winds of 58mph 3:45 AM,4.58 inch of rain. more here 1979 Sept 4th 95mph David hits from the SSE,center of eye just offshore.
2004, August 13th Hurricane Charley hits from the SW with 85mph winds, Many trees down with power outages & minor structural damage. Tornado reported in county.Article
2016 ,Oct 7th Hurricane Matthew passes just east by 27 miles with 120mph winds while moving NNW. Three killed in Volusia county an 89-year-old Volusia man was electrocuted and burned after power lines fell on his home , a 63-year-old woman was feeding her animals when a tree fell on her and a 9-year-old boy in Volusia died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a generator was turned on in his home. Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | Best models | Matthew timeline
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 Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (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 Carrier.....plus many more.............