(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 "extreme" Extratropical systems will not be noted! "?" indicates unknown at landfall(since 1871).
affected 1873br,1874-2extratropst,1877ts,1879tsbr,1880xtropstbr,1880ts,1884tsbr,1886,1888xtropts, 1891xtropstbr,1891ts,1892extratropstbr,1893,1895ts,1898xtropts,1903xtropst,1908xtropstbr,1908tsbr, 1923br,1935extratrophbr,1935xtropst,1937 xtropst,1945xtropst,1946xtropstbr,1948xtropst,1949xtropstbr ,1955xtropst,1959xtropst,1962xtropstbr,1964-2xtropst,1969xtropstbr,1985xtropst,1989ts,1995br,1996tsbr, 2000xtropst,2005xtropst,2006extratropst,2009,2010br,2011extropstbr,2012ts
44 times in 145yrs end of 2016
from list above Ione,Daisy,Dora,Gladys,Blanche,Ana,Leslie,Dean,Luis,Hortense,Michael,Ophelia,Alberto,Florence,Bill,Igor,Ophelia,Leslie,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=36, 81.82% H=8, 18.18%
Longest gap between storms 15 years 1969-1985
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.30 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours) (3h)once every 48.33 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 83 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
Last affected by 2012 Sept 11th Tropical storm Leslie becomes extratropical while moving passing just east with 70mph winds.
This areas hurricane past 1886 Aug 23rd,80mph from the WSW
1893 aug 17th 95mph moving ENE
2009 Aug 24th Hurricane Bill hits with 75mph winds while moving ENE at 40mph. Minor damage reported but very high seas. Model performance
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.............