(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 1871-2,1873bd,1876bd,1880,1885,1888ts,1892bdts,1893-2m,1894bdbr,1896bdts,1897bdtsbr,1899brm,1903tsbr,1909ts,1910bdtsbr,1925bdxtropstbr,1926,1928,1928m,1933,1933m,1934bdts, 1937tsbr,1939,1945brm,1947brm,1947bdbr,1948bdbr,1949m,1950,1951bdts,1953bdts,1956ts(hurdat),1960bdbrm,1960bdts(hurdat),1964,1964bdm,1968bdts,1974subtsbr,1979,1981tsbd, 1983ts,1984tsbr,1984ts,1985tsbd,1988bdts,1994bdts,1995,1995ts,1998bdtsbr,1999,2001bdtsbr,2004,2004m,2005bd,2008bdts,2016brm,2017bdbr 60 times
in 147yrs end of 2018
from list above King,How,Hazel,Donna,Cleo,Isbell,Abby,David,Dennis,Barry,Diana,Isidore,Bob,Keith,Gordon,Erin,Jerry,Mitch,Irene,Gabrielle,Frances,Jeanne,Wilma,Fay,Matthew,Irma,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=27, 45.00% H=33, 55.00%
Longest gap between storms 14 years 1911-1924
How often this area
gets affected? brushed or hit every 2.45 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (24h)once every 6.12 years state stats
Average years between major hurricane hits.(7) 21 yrs
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 104mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2020
by 2017 Sept 10th Hurricane Irma passes 80 miles to the west while moving north with 85mph winds.
This areas hurricane
past 1871 Aug 17th a 100mph hurricane passes by to the S.W while moving NW 1871 Aug 25th, 105mph from the ESE 1873 oct 7th a fast moving hurricane with 95mph winds from the SW after hitting ft myers as a cat 3 1876 Oct 20th,90mph from the SSW 1880 Aug 29th, 105mph winds from the east just north 1885 Aug 24th,85mph from the south 1893 Aug 27th,120mph just east from the S.E 1893 Oct 12th, 120mph from the S.E to the east 1926 July 27th, 90mph from the S.E 1928 aug 8th, 90mph from the SE 1928 Sept 17th winds near 130mph from the ESE press 28.84 2 killed very heavy damage. Newspaper article#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 1933 july 30th, 80mph from the east 1933 Sept 4th 125mph winds heavy damage just south from the ESE press 27.98. 1939 Aug 11th, 80mph from the ESE 1949 Aug 26th,130mph from the ESE passes just south 1950 hurricane King oct 18th 25 miles to the west from the SSE with 80mph winds causes minor damage here. track 1964 Hurricane Cleo weakening to a tropical storm with 75mph winds from the south on Aug 27th. NHC Wallet 1964 Oct 14th, Hurricane Isbell just south from the SW with 120mph winds. NHC Wallet 1979 Sept 3rd,Hurricane David hits with 95mph winds from the south 1995 Erin Aug 2nd just north 29.12, 85mph from the ESE 2:00 AM low tide min
damage,some roof damage and power outages heavy causes flooding inland.1 million around the general area with out power after the hurricane.Many fallen trees. Newspaper article 1999 hurricane Irene just east from the SSW on oct 16th with 75mph winds press 29.12 1 mobile home roof blown off many without power.system moving NNE @ 10mph Newspaper article
2004 Sept 5th, Hurricane Frances hits with 105mph winds from the ESE . Many trees down,signs damaged power out for days a very large & slow moving hurricane,3 to 4 mobile homes unroofed,numerous trees down.Wooden boardwalk on beach nowhere to be found. 1 death in Indian river county.approx 8 ft storm surge Newspaper headline | Newspaper headline #2 | Side by side radar of Frances & Jeanne | Frances article | Frances article | models 5 days out | USGS surge info
2004 Sept 26th, Hurricane Jeanne hits with 120mph winds just south from the east..Severe road damage reported along barrier island roadways. Roof tarps seen shredding. Indian River Boulevard nearly impassible for long stretches due to heavy flooding.Powerlines dangling. The county's sheriff's office lost most of its roof. Many businesses that were storage units, warehouses or airport hangars were completely destroyed, consistent with what would be seen with a Category 3 hurricane. Models 4 days before hitting | Side by side radar of Frances & Jeanne | Jeanne newspaper headline | Jeanne article | Jeanne article #2 | Jeanne article #3 | | Jeanne article #4 | Jeanne wind swath map | USGS surge info
2005,Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits just south by 45 miles from the SW with 105mph winds while moving quickly N.E. Damage was moderate but not as bad as areas to south.
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.............