Exmore,Virginia's history with tropical systems

(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.

Years within or near core
1872bdts,1874bdts,1877bdxts,1878bdbr,1879,1880br,1881bdts,1882-2bdts,1886bdts,1888-2bdts,1889bdts,1893bdtsbr,1893br,1893ts,1893bdbr,1894br,1894bd,1897-2tsbr,1899br,
1899bdtsbr,1901br,1902bdxts,1903br,1904bdts,1916bdxts,1933,1933br,1935bdbr,1936,1944br,1944bdxts,1953br,1954br,1955,1955bdbr,1959bdts,1960bdts,1960,1961bdts,
1967ts,1971bdts,1976br,1981ts,1983ts,1985,1986br,1992ts,1996bdts,1999,2003br,2004bdts,2008bdts,2011,2012,2013bdxts,
58 times in 146yrs end of 2017




Names from list above
Barbara,Carol,Connie,Ione,Cindy,Brenda,Donna,Doria(67),Doria(71),Belle,Bret,Dean,Gloria,Charley,Danielle,Bertha,Floyd,Isabel,Charley,Hanna,Irene,Sandy,Andrea,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=31,53.45% H=27,46.55%

Longest gap between storms
16 years 1917-1932

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.52 years

Statistically when this area should be affected next
1 year overdue

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours)
(9h)once every 16.22 years State stats
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
90 mph


Last affected by
2013 xtratropical storm Andrea moves over from the SSW on June 7th.

This areas hurricane past
1879 Aug 18th A hurricane with 105mph winds passes just 25 miles east while moving NNE.
1933 Aug 23rd from the S.E just south with 75mph winds.
1936 Sept 18th a hurricane approaches from the S.E then turns N.E away closest approach 44 miles with 100mph winds.
1955 Hurricane Connie weakens to a tropical storm with 75mph winds on Aug 13th from the south.
1960 Hurricane Donna passes just east by 49 miles on Sept 12th with 110mph winds headed towards New England.
1985 Hurricane Gloria passes just east by 48 miles on Sept 27th while moving north with 100mph winds.
1999 Hurricane Floyd hits from the south with 75mph winds on Sept 16th.
2011 Hurricane Irene hits from the south just 25 miles east while moving north with 80mph winds on August 27th. Hurricane Warning Show | USGS surge info
2012 Hurricane Sandy passes just north by 100 miles but the large hurricane force wind field of 90mph expands while moving onshore Oct 29th. USGS surge info



Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............
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