(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.
within or near core 1871,1876,1879ts,1889,1891,1891ts,1893,1894br,1896tsbr,1898-2ts,1899br,1900ts,1901tsbr,1901ts 1903ts,1908tsbr,1910,1916ts,1916,1916,1924ts,1928,1931ts,1932,1933ts,1933tsbr,1933ts,1938tsbr ,1950tsbr,1959tsbr,1960,1979-2ts,1981ts,1984ts,1989br,1995,1996,1998,1999-2br,2000,2007subts,2008br, 2010br,2011ts,2014br,(2017-2 not in stats) 48
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=25, 52.08% H=23, 47.92%
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.02 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes) once every 9.67 years (15h)
Average years between major hurricane hits.(4) once every 36.25 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 106mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next hit in 2017
This is just a statistical average & does
not mean the area will be affected by that year
Last affected by 2017 Sept 20th Hurricane Maria passes south by 48 miles while moving N.W with 170mph winds at closest approach.
This areas hurricane
past 1871 aug 21st a hurricane with 115mph winds from the ESE 27 killed in the virgin islands 1876 sept 13th a major hurricane with 115mph hits from the east. 1889 Sept 3rd, 105mph from the S.E 1891 aug 19th 95mph 1893 aug 16th 95mph 1910 sept6th 95mph 1916 aug 22nd 90mph just north 1916 Oct 10th,110mph from the south 1928 sept 13th a cat 5 ,50miles south with 160mph winds causes heavy damage here.US president asking for help 1932 sept 27th 105mph winds 1960 sept 5th,Hurricane Donna passes just north by 30 miles with 130mph winds.more here 1995
hurricane Marilyn sept 16th hits with 110mph winds press 28.23 heavy damage 1996
hurricane Bertha july 85mph winds press 29.03 causes minor damage & knocks some
trees down. 1998 hurricane Georges hits just south with 110mph winds causing
minor damage to the island.
2000 Aug 22nd Hurricane Debby brushes just north with 75mph winds causing minor damage.
2017 Hurricane Irma eye passes directly over with 185mph winds on Sept 6th causing very heavy destruction.Relief concert
2017 Sept 20th Hurricane Maria passes south by 48 miles while moving N.W with 170mph winds at closest approach.
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.....