Saint Augustine,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 within or near core
1871bdbr,1871tsbr,1871bdts,1874bdts,1877bdts,1878bdts,1879bdts,1880ts,1880bdtsbr,1880bdts,1882bdtsbr,1885,1885-2tsbdbr,1886bdts,1888bdtsbr,1888bd,1889tsbd,1893 bdtsbr,1893-2,
1894bd,1896bdbr,1898,1900tsbr,1906ts,1910tsbd,1914ts,1915ts,1916ts,1920tsbd,1921bdbr,1925bdbr,1926ts,1928,1930bdts,1932bdts,1934ts,1936ts,1937tsbr,1940ts,1944bdts,1945-2tsbd,
1947bdtsbr,1949bdtsbr,1950bdts,1950bdtsbr,1960bd,1964ts,1964,1968ts,1968bd,1974subtsbr,1979,1982subtsbd,1984ts,1984bdts,1985ts,2000bdtsbr,2001tsbdbr,2004bdbr,2004bdtsbr,2005 ts,2008ts,2012ts,2013bdtsbr,2016-2bdts,2016
70 in 145 years end of 2016




Names from list above
Easy,King,Donna,Cleo,Dora,Abby,Gladys,David,Diana,Isidore,Bob,Gordon,Gabrielle,Charley,Jeanne,Tammy,Fay,Beryl,Andrea,Colin,Julia,Matthew,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=53, 75.71% H=17, 24.29%

Longest gap between storms
14 years 1986-1999

How often Saint Augustine gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.07 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(11h)once every 13.18 years state stats

Statistically when Saint Augustine should be affected next
affected in 2016

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

Last affected by
2016 ,Oct 7th Hurricane Matthew passes just east by 30 miles with 115mph winds while moving north.

This areas hurricane past
1885 Aug 24th just offshore while moving north with 95mph winds.
1888 Oct 11th,85mph just north from the S.W
1893 August 27th a major hurricane moves by just offshore by 40 miles. 120 plus mph while moving NNW.
1893 Oct 12th, 120mph just offshore from the S.E
1894 sept 26th,75mph from the SSW
1898 Oct 2nd, 130mph to the north from the ESE
1928 Sept 17th,90mph from the south
1960 Hurricane Donna hits just south from the S.W with 105mph winds Sept 11th
1964 Dora sept 10th hits here with 115mph winds from the east press 28.52 hurricane force winds here for 15 hours.12 ft storm surge 3 killed 200 million dollars damage . Observations 125mph S.W windsNewspaper headline
1968 oct 19th hurricane Gladys from the SW with 80mph winds
1979 Sept 4th Hurricane David passes just east with 95mph winds from the south
2016 ,Oct 7th Hurricane Matthew passes just east by 30 miles with 115mph winds while moving north.Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | Matthew timeline Best models



Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............
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