Palm Coast,Florida's history with tropical
systems(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).
near and within core winds
65 times in 147 years end
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=44, 67.69% H=21, 32.31%
Longest gap between storms
12 years 1989-2000
How often Palm Coast gets
brushed or hit every 2.26 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(12h)once every 12.25 years state stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
(4)once every 36.75 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when Palm Coast should be affected
before the end of 2020
Last affected by
2017,Sept 11th Irma weakens to a tropical storm with 70mph winds while passing 83 miles to the west.
This areas hurricane past
1885 Aug 24th,95mph from the SSE just east by 30 miles.
1893 Aug 27th a 115mph hurricane moving NNW just offshore by 33 miles
1893 Oct 12th,120mph just east by 30 miles from the SSE.
1894 Sept 26th, 75mph directly over from the SSW
1898 Oct 2nd, 130mph just N.E by 58 miles from the S.E
1928 Sept 17th,95mph from the south just west by 38 miles.
1960,Sept 11th donna from South West as a
cat 2 with 110mph winds directly over. more here
1964 Dora sept 10th just north by 17 miles as a cat 3 with 125mph winds batter this area over hurricane force for 15 hrs gusts over 100mph.| NHC Wallet
1968 Oct 19th Gladys bd cat one with 80mph winds from the S.W. 15 miles to north.NHC Wallet
1979 Sept 4th, hurricane David hits from the south 19 miles east with 95mph winds. NHC Wallet
2004 Aug 14th Hurricane Charley hits with 85mph winds from the SSW 14 miles SE while moving offshore. NHC report
2016 ,Oct 7th Hurricane Matthew passes just east by 28 miles with 115mph winds while moving NNW. A post-storm
assessment conducted by the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Jacksonville also suggested
that inundation could have been as high as 7 ft in several locations along the immediate coastline,
particularly near Matanzas Inlet and Marineland. Severe storm surge flooding produced
inundation of 6-7 ft above ground level, causing a new inlet to be cut in the barrier island between
Marineland and Matanzas Inlet.Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | Best models | Matthew timeline | NHC final report | USGS surge info | A disaster named Matthew video
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 Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (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 Carrier.....plus many more.............
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