New Smyrna Beach,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 60 miles
1974subtsbd,1979,1981ts,1984-2tsbr,1985ts,1988bdts,1995br,2001tsbd,2002ts,2004bd,2004-2br,2005tsbr,2006bdts,2008ts,2016bdts,2016,(2017br not in stats)
58 times in 145 years end of 2016

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=35, 60.71% H=23, 39.29%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1900-1909

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.50 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes,not including back door hurricanes)
(11h)once every 13.18 years state stats

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

Statistically when New Smyrna beach should be affected next by a named storm?
affected in 2017

Last affected by
2017 Sept 11th, Hurricane Irma passes brushed 82 miles to the west with 85mph winds while moving north.

This areas hurricane past
1880 Aug 29th,95mph from the ESE to the south
1885 Aug 24th ,90mph just east from the south
1893 major hurricane just off shore moving NNW with 120mph winds aug 27th.
1893 Oct 12th, 120mph just east from the SSE while turning north
1921 bd oct 26th 90mph while moving ENE
1925 from the S.W extratropical hurricane 75mph moving away Dec 1st
1960 sept 11th hurricane Donna after slaming the southern peninsula moves NW of here on way out to sea from the S.W with 110mph causing heavy damage here more here
1964 Hurricane Dora passes inland to the north with 115mph winds, Sept 9th.
1979 Sept 4th David 95 mph from South
2004, August 13th Hurricane Charley hits from the SW with 85mph winds heading towards the Atlantic. Minor structural damage reported throughout Volusia county gusts to 97mph. Tornado also reported. Article | NHC final report
2016 ,Oct 7th Hurricane Matthew passes just east by 27 miles with 120mph winds while moving NNW. Significant damage occurred in Volusia County where 69 homes were destroyed, 467 homes sustained major damage, 1,494 incurred minor damage, and additional 10,041 experienced some sort of adverse effects (per NHC)Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | hurricanecity intercept watch 21 min | Best models | Matthew timeline | 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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