(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.
affected 1871xtropstbr,1872xtropstbr,1874br,1874extratropbr,1875xtropstbr,1877tsbr,1877extratropbr,1878,1879bdts,1879tsbr,1879xtrophbr,1880tsbr,1886br,1887xtropstbr,1888xtroptsbr, 1888xtropts,1889xtsbr,1891,1891-2xtropst,1893extratropst,1899xtropst,1900xtropstbd,1908xtropstbr,1924xtrophbr,1924extratropst,1926xtropst,1927xtrophbr,1933xtropst, 1933xtropstbr,1935xtsbr,1937extratrophbr,1940tsbr,1943ts,1943xtropst,1944xtropst,1946xtropst,1953-2xtropst,1959xtropst,1962xtropstbr,1964-2xtropstbr,1966,1968xtropstbr, 1971xtropst,1973ts,1977,1979subtsbr,1984ts,1985tsbr,1995xtropts,1995ts,1996,2002,2005xtropst,2006xtropst,2008xtropst,2009br,2010tsbr
60 times in 147yrs end of 2018
from list above Barbara,Daisy,Dora,Gladys,Celia,Gladys,Beth,Alice,Ana,Evelyn,Bertha,Allison,Barry,Gustav,Hortense,Beryl,Ophelia,Hanna,Bill,Earl,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=45, 75.00% H=15, 25.00%
Longest gap between storms 15 years 1908-1924
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.45 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 80 miles ) (6h)once every 24.50 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 81mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next 5 years overdue
Last affected by 2010 T.S Earl passes NW of here with 70mph winds while moving quickly N.E
This areas hurricane past
1878 Aug 20th,90mph from the south
1891 sept 8th a hurricane hits with 85mph winds from the SSW
1966 Hurricane Celia hits with 75mph winds from the SSW July 21st.
1977 oct 15th Hurricane Evelyn hits with 80mph winds moving NNE. NHC Wallet
1996 Sept 15th, Hurricane Hortense hits from the WSW with 75mph winds. NHC Report
2002 Sept 12th , Hurricane Gustav hits with 80mph winds while moving quickly NNE,some docks damaged & trees blown down.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.............