Hollywood,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
1871,1871br,1876tsbr,1876br,1878bdtsbr,1878,1885br,1888,1888-2ts,1889ts,1891ts,1891bdts,1892bdts,1895bdts,1898tsbr,1901ts,1903,1904br,1906-2,1909-2ts,1909,1916ts,1916xtropstbr,
1924bdts,1926br,1926-2,1928-2,1929br,1932ts,1933,1933br,1935-2br,1935,1936tsbr,1941,1945,1947,1947bd,1948-2bd,1949,1950,1952bdts,1953bdts,1956ts(hurdat),1960br,1964,1964bd,
1965,1966br,1976ts,1979br,1981ts,1984ts,1987tsbr,1992br,1994tsbr,1995tsbr,1998ts,1999ts,1999,2005,2005bd,2006ts,2010ts,2016br
72 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
king,Donna,Cleo,Betsy,Inez,Dottie,David,Dennis,Isadore,Floyd,Andrew,Gordon,Jerry,Mitch,Harvey,Irene,Katrina,Wilma,Ernesto,Bonnie,Matthew,

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

Longest gap between storms
9 years 1967-1975

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

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 to 50 miles to include small hurricanes,not including back door hurricanes)
(27h)once every 5.37 years state stats

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2016

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
106mph

Last Affected
2016 Oct 6th, Hurricane Matthew brushes to the N.E by 76 miles while moving N.W with 130mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 16th 115mph winds to the north from the east
1878 Oct 21st 80mph passes just east while moving NNE
1888 Aug 16th 125mph comes in from the ESE
1903 Sept 11th 85mph from the ESE
1906 June 17th 85 from the S.W
1906 Oct 18th 115mph from the SSW
1909 Oct 11th, 110mph just east from the WSW
1926 Sept 18th,130mph just southfrom the ESE ,methodist church was totally destroyed c.b.s construction as well as many other buildings by 120mph winds.Most of newly built hollywood buildings badly damaged.Newspaper headline
1926 Oct 21st, 110mph just east from the S.W
1928 Aug 7th 95mph to the north from the S.E
1928 Sept 16th,150mph just east while moving WNW into west Palm
1933 Sept 3rd ,130mph just N.E from the ESE
1935 Nov 4th a hurricane hits from the N.E with 75mph winds
1941 Oct 6th, 115mph winds just south from the ESE
1945 Sept 16th a major 130mph hurricane passes just west of here while moving NNW from the ESE
1947 a cat 4 from the east with 120mph winds gusts to 150mph destroyed the area,area had an 11ft storm surge,sept 17th. weather map
1947 a cat 1 hits from the s.w gusts to 80mph (hurdat2) oct 12.
1948 Sept 22nd, 105mph from the S.W
1948 Oct 5th105mph from the S.W
1949 Aug 26th, 150mph to north from the S.E in palm bch county with winds over 130mph hurricane force sustained here in cat 1 range
1950 Oct 18th hurricane king hits with 125mph winds (hurdat) moderate damage,but heavier in west hollywood as the severe damage was in only a 10 mile wide swath 25 people hospitalized 125 homes heavily damaged,west hollywood was hit hard by a tornado.
1964 aug 27th hurricane Cleo 95mph just west from the south causes moderate damage here. Hit west hollywood & west of Ft Laud 6:30AM. Broward county $89,000,000 damage
1964 Oct 14th ,125mph hurricane Isbell passes just N.W while moving N.E
1965 Sept 8th Hurricane Betsy 125mph passes 55 miles to south with large hurricane force north portion wind field passing over the area.
1999 oct 15th hurricane Irene with 75mph winds hits just west while moving NNE at 13mph 350ft Freighter washes up on bch.very heavy rain causes flooding.No hurricane force winds reported here.press 29.18. Newspaper article
2005, August 25th Hurricane Katrina hits with 80mph while moving WSW.Moderate damage reported in South Broward Damage shot | track and dates
2005,Oct 24th , Hurricane Wilma comes in just NW of here with 105mph winds from the SW. Moving very quickly NE at 25mph heavy rainbands on the east quadrant of WIlma gusting to 110mph causes significant damage in eastern Broward county.Hollywood reports 30 structures with heavy damage affecting 120 units. Hallandale reports 4 structures with heavy damage. Unofficial report of 104mph at TV6 in miramar. Hurricane Wilma caused an estimated 20 billion in damage with 35 deaths in Florida.Wilma newspaper headline | Wilma satelite picture as cat 5 | Newspaper unsafe structure maps | 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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