Homosassa,Florida's history with tropical
systemscurrent 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.
within or near core
65 times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=43, 66.66% H=22, 33.33%
Longest gap between storms
9 years 1951-1959 & 1986-1994
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.23 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes,not including back door hurricanes)
(13h)once every 11.15 years state stats
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2016
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
2016 Sept 2nd Hurricane Hermine passes 105 miles to the N.W near Panacea with 80mph winds while moving N.E tropical storm force winds affect this area.
This areas hurricane
1871 Aug 17th,80mph from the SSE just east of here
1871 Sept 6th, 80mph from the WSW just north of here
1874 Sept 27th 80mph from the S.W
1878 Sept 10th, 105mph from the SSW
1880 Oct 8th ,80mph from the S.W
1886 July 18th ,80mph from the SSW
1888 Oct 10th 105mph just north from the S.W
1896 Sept 29th, 125mph from the SSW just north
1921 Oct 25th a cat 2 hurricane hits with 100mph winds from the S.W approx 40 miles south of here storm surges of 6 to 10 ft were reportedin many locations most notably in the tampa bay area where 10 ft was reported unofficial reports of 8 killed.
1928 Sept 17th,110mph from the SSE just east of here
1945 June 24th 90mph from the S.W while moving in just north of here
1950 Sept 5th,Easy hits with 120mph winds from the WSW after doing a loop in gulf heavy
flooding nearly 40 inches of rain . weather map
1968 hurricane Gladys oct 18th,80mph from the S.W gusts to 100mph while moving NE press 28.85 mobile homes flipped & some roof damage as far inland as Ocala. 6 1/2 ft storm tides observed in area & down to Sarasota. 3 motorist reported killed,less than 6 inches of rain recorded. Hurricane hunter has turbulence problems with Bob Sheets aboard 1 seriously injured.
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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