(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.Unless "significant" Extratropical systems will not be noted! "?" indicates unknown at landfall.(since 1871)
affected 1873,1880ts,1884ts,1886,1888xtropts,1890br,1891xtropstbr,1892extratropst,1893,1895tsbr,1899,1899xtropstbr,1908ts,1926xtropst,1932xtropstbr, 1935xtropstbr,1937xtropst,1939extratroph,1946xtropstbr,1949xtropst,1950extratropstbr,1959xtropst,1962xtropst,1964xtropst,1969,1970xtropstbr, 1973xtropstbr,1978brm,1985xtropstbr,1989tsbr,1995,1998xtropst,1999xtropst,2000ts,2001xtropts,2002xtropst,2005xtropst,2006extratrophbr,2006ts, 2006xtropst,2007xtropst,2008xtropstbd,2009,2010,2011-2-extratropicalst,2012ts,2014br,2018xtrstbr,2020br,
50 times 149yrs end of 2020
from list above George,Debbie,Gilda,Ella,Ana,Dean,Luis,Earl,Arthur,Florence,Gert,Erin,Ophelia,Florence,Alberto,Isaac,Chantal,Bill,Igor,Maria,Ophelia,Leslie,Gonzalo,Chris,Epsilon,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=37, 74% H=13, 26%
Longest gap between storms 17 years 1908-1926
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.98 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds gusts for a couple of hours) (9h)once every 16.55 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 79 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2023
Last affected within 80 miles 2020 Oct 25th Hurricane Epsilon passes well to S.E with 75mph winds.
This areas hurricane past 1873 Aug 26th,80mph slowly moves into St Johns This was a deadly hurricane killing over 500 in Nova scotia & 100 in New Foundland . 1886 Aug 24th,75mph from the WSW
1893 a hurricane hits with 85mph winds on Aug 18th from the WSW.
1899 Sept 14th 75mph from the south
1939 Oct 18th extratropical storm hits with 75mph winds from the SSW while dying down.
1969 Hurricane Debbie 80mph Aug 24th passes just offshore from the south,this hurricane was cloud seeded earlier. NHC Wallet 1995 Hurricane Luis hits with 90mph winds while racing NNE on Sept 11th. NHC Report
2009 Aug 24th Hurricane Bill hits with 75mph winds while moving ENE at 40mph. Minor damage reported but very high seas. Model performance
2010 Sept 21st Hurricane Igor hits coming in from the SSW moving N.E with 75mph winds. Heavy flooding from 6 to 10 inches of rain, trees & powerlines down many without power.NHC Report
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.............