(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(since 1871).
within or near core 1871bdbr,1871bdtsbr,1871br,1872ts,1873ts,1874br,1878,1879ts,1880bdts,1880tsbr,1880,1882br,1885ts,1886br,1886,1887ts,1888bdts,1888,1889tsbr,1892tsbr,1894bdtsbr,1896m,1898bdtsbr, 1899br,1899ts,1901bdtsbr,1902tsbr,1903bdts,1910bdbr,1916bdts,1920tsbr,1921,1925tsbr,1926bdbrm,1928tsbr,1928bdbr,1930ts,1932bdtsbr,1933-2bdtsbr,1935,1936bdtsbr,1937ts, 1939bdts,1941bd,1944br,1945,1945bdbr,1946ts,1947ts,1949bdbr,1950m,1950tsbr,1960bdm,1966br,1968tsbr,1968,1974subts,1982subts,1984tsbdbr,1985brm,1988ts,1990ts,1995bdts,2000ts, 2001tsbr,2004-2bdts,2007tsbr,2013tsbr,2016ts,2017bd 72
times in 147yrs end of 2018
Names from list above Easy,Love,Donna,Alma,Abby,Gladys,Isadore,Elena,keith,Marco,Erin,Gordon,Gabrielle,Frances,Jeanne,Barry,Andrea,Colin,Irma,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=45, 62.50% H=27, 37.50%
Longest gap between storms 9 years 1951-1959
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.04 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (13h)once every 11.31 years state stats
Average years between major hurricane hits.(3) once every 49 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 99mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2019
by 2017 Sept 11th,Hurricane Irma passes just 28 miles to the east while moving north with 85mph winds.
This areas hurricane
past 1878 Sept 10th, 105mph from the S.E 1880 Oct 8th just north from the SW with 80mph winds 1886 July 18th, 80mph from the SSW 1888 Oct 10th,110mph from the S.W just north 1896 Sept 29th,125mph winds to the west from the SSW 1921 oct25 ,105mph from the WSW bar 28.12 a 1 hr calm 9 inches of rain 10.5ft storm surge heavy damage.NOAA info 1935 Sept 4th,100mph just west from the south 1941 Oct 6th,100mph just S.W from the ESE 1945 June 24th, 90mph from the WSW just north.
1950 Sept 5th 125mph from the ESE, Easy 3 killed as it made 2 loops north of the area many automobiles after the hurricane had a myserious spotted pattern on the paint,studies concluded air pockets under the paint expanded due to low pressure,they later dissapeared. 1960 Hurricane Donna passes to the east from the south with 115mph winds on Sept 11th. NHC Wallet 1968 Oct 18th Gladys hits with 80mph winds from the S.W . Hurricane hunter has turbulence problems with Bob Sheets aboard 1 seriously injured. NHC Wallet
1985 Hurricane Elena with 115mph winds brushes by to the west while looping in the gulf 65 miles to the west causing some coastal flooding here newspaper article #1 | newspaper article #2
2017 Sept 11th,Hurricane Irma passes just 28 miles to the east while moving north with 85mph winds. USGS surge info | NHC report | Radar animation (Brian McNoldy)
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.............