Lake Worth,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.

Years near or within core winds
1965br,1974subts,1976ts,1979,1984ts,1985bdts,1994tsbr,1995ts,1998tsbd,1999,2004-2,2005bd,2006tsbr,2008tsbr,2016br,(2017bdbr,2017bdts not in stats)
68 times in 145 years end of 2016

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=27, 39.71% H=41, 60.29%

Longest gap between storms
8 years 1966-1973 & 1986-1993

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.13 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(26h)once every 5.58 years state stats

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2017

Last affected by
2017 Oct 29th Tropical Storm Philippe passes over while moving NE with 50mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 16th 115mph hits Jupiter from S.E ,developed East of Bahamas.
1871 Aug 24th,105mph from the S.E passes just north
1876 Oct 20th,95mph to the west from the SSW
1878 Oct 21st,80mph from the SSW just east
1885 Aug 23rd,80mph from the SSE just east
1888 Aug 16th,120mph to the south from the ESE
1903 sept 11th 85mph from the ESE just south
1906 Oct 18th a back door cat 2 with 110mph winds passes just SE while moving NNE.
1926 July 27th, 105mph just north from the S.E
1926 Sept 18th, 130mph from the ESE to the south
1928 aug 8th a 95mph hurricane passes just east from the S.E
1928 sept 16th a hurricane with 150mph winds passesover while moving NW, destroys lake worths only bridge across intracoastal waterway built in 1919. Newspaper article#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | what happened?
1933 Sept 3rd, 130mph from the ESE
1945 Sept 15th,130mph from the ESE to the south
1947 Sept 17th 130mph from the east just south a large hurricane bar 27. 76 51 PEOPLE killed this slow moving hurricane caused alot of damage weather map
1947 Oct 12th a cat 1 with 80mph (hurdat2) wind passes over while moving N.E
1948 Sept 22nd,95mph from the S.W
1949 aug 26th ,150mph from the S.E,heavy damage. 196 ft WJNO tower collapses in lake worth,weather map | target=new>Newspaper headline | Newspaper article
1950 hurricane king oct 17th 85mph winds from the SSE 20 miles to the west causes moderate damage here
1964 aug 27th hurricane Cleo hits with 90mph winds from the south causing minor damage here. home video from Lake Worth
1964 Hurricane Isabell hits from the SW with 125mph winds Oct 15 as she maintained her intensity even after hitting the west coast.
1979 Sept 3rd Hurricane david hits just east with 95mph winds while moving NNW
1999 oct 16th hurricane Irene hits with 75mph from the SSW winds press 29.18 very heavy rain here .Newspaper article
2004 Sept 5th, Hurricane Frances passes just north with 105mph winds. Many trees down,signs damaged power out for days.6 deaths in palm bch county.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 with 115mph winds from the east
2005,Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 105mph winds while moving quickly N.E. Wilma passed over Lake worth with the eye passing directly overhead. Damage was extensive but not as bad as areas to south.Moderate roof damage to many buildings,signs down & many trees toppled.Wilma caused an estimated 20 billion in damage with 35 deaths in Florida.Radar of eye passage in Lake worth | Wilma satelite picture | Wilma damage | NHC final report

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 (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 many more.............
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