(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 near or within core winds 1871-2,1873bdbr,1876tsbr,1876bd,1878bdts,1878br,1880br,1885 ,1888br,1888ts,1889ts,1891bdts,1893,1893br,1896bdts,1898tsbr,1899br,1901ts,1903br,1904tsbr, 1906br,1906,1909-2ts,1916ts,
1924tsbdbr,1926,1926br,1928,1928,1933-2,1934bdts,1939,1945,1946ts,1947-2,1948bd,1948bdbr,1949,1950,1951tsbd,1952tsbd,1953bdtsbr, 1956ts(hurdat),1959tsbd,1960br,1960bdts(hurdat),1964,1964bd,1974subts,1976ts,1979,1984ts,1985bdts,1994bdtsbr,1995br,1995ts,1998bdts,1999bd,2004-2,2005bd, 2008tsbdbr,2016br, 67 times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=29, 43.28% H=38, 56.72%
Longest gap between storms 9 years 1965-1973
How often this area
gets affected? brushed or hit every 2.16 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours) (25h)once every 5.80 years state stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 105mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next affected in 2016
by Brushed by Hurricane Matthew oct 7th,2016 with 125mph winds.
hurricane past 1871 aug 16th 115mph enters Jupiter from the east after developing east of Bahamas. 1871 Aug 24th, 105mph from the ESE 1876 Oct 20th,a back door hurricane with 90mph winds hits from the SSW while moving out to sea.
1885 Aug 24th, 80mph just east from the SSE
1893 Aug 26th, 120mph to the east while moving NNW
1906 Oct 18th from the S.W just offshore with 110mph winds. 1926, 95mph July 27 press 28.80 from the S.E just north. 1928 July 8th 95mph winds from the S.E 1928 sept 17th,150mph heavy damage 4 killed in Jupiter, eye lasted longest over jupiter & as Hurricane moved NW were under northern eye. Newspaper article#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | what happened? 1933 July 30th 80 mph from ESE 1933 sept 4th bar 27.98 130 mph from the ESE heavy damage. 1939 Aug 11th , 80mph from the S.E 1945 Sept 15th,130mph to the south from the S.E Sept 17th 1947 a cat 4 with 130mph winds
hits north broward from the east large storm surge hits area hard 1947 Oct 12th from the S.W with 75mph (hurdat2) winds from SW 1948 Sept 22nd a back door hurricane hits with 85mph winds from the S.W 1949 Aug 26th,150mph recorded 132mph & 1 min gust to 153
mph very heavy damage many roofs blown off as many as 40% luckily only reports of 2 killed. target=new>Newspaper headline | Newspaper article 1950 oct 18th, from the SSE hurricane King 25 miles inland to the west with 80mph winds causes heavy bch erosion 1964 aug 27th hurricane cleo hits from the south just west of here with 85mph winds causing minor damage here 1964 Hurricane Isabell hits from the SW with 115mph winds Oct 15 as she maintained her intensity even after hitting the west coast 1979 sept 3rd hurricane david 95mph hits from the SSE with winds gusting to 85mph a 5 ft storm surge press 28.71 minor damage.Radar loop 1999 oct 16th hurricane Irene hits from the SSW with 75mph winds press 19.12 reports of many trees & powerlines down.Newspaper article
2004 Sept 5th, Hurricane Frances hits with 105mph winds. Many trees down,signs damaged power out for days a very large & slow moving hurricane.Some roof damage in North part of county.6 deaths in palm bch county, 4 animals died at the Busch wildlife sanctuary...Newspaper headline | Newspaper headline #2 | Side by side radar of Frances & Jeanne | Frances article | Frances article | models 5 days out
2004 Sept 26th, Hurricane Jeanne hits just north by 25miles with 120mph winds. Many trees down power outages for days. Second hurricane hit in 22 days as area felt most winds from the west.2 deaths in palm bch county Models 4 days before hitting |Side by side radar of Frances & Jeanne | Jeanne newspaper headline | Jeanne article | Jeanne article #2 | Jeanne article #3 | | Jeanne article #4 | Jeanne wind swath map | Jeanne page | Hurricanecity live broadcast at landfall
2005 Oct 24th Huricane Wilma hits from the S.W with 110mph winds while moving quickly N.E
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.............