Brunswick,Georgia's history with tropical systems
Current weather

(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).

Years within or near core
1952br,1960bdts,1964tsbd,1964brm,1966bdts,1968ts,1976subtsbd,1976subts,1979,1981tsbr,1984tsbr,2002tsbr,2005ts,2006tsbdbr,2012ts,2013bdts,2016-3bdts,2016br,2017tsbd,2019brm,2020bdts,(2021bdts not in stats)
70 times in 149yrs end of 2020

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=50, 71.43% H=20, 28.57%

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1985-2001

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.13 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(10h)once every 14.90 years State stats

Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
(4)once every 37.25 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)

Statistically when this area should be affected next
impacted in 2021

Last affected by
2021 July 7th tropical storm Elsa passes just NW coming from Gulf with 45mph winds while moving N.E

This areas hurricane past
1874 Sept 28th a hurricane from the SW stays just offshore with 80mph winds
1878 Sept 12th just offshore moving north 90mph
1885 Aug 25th just offshore 105mph while moving north
1893 Aug 28th a major hurricane with 115mph winds just east kills over 2,000 in georgia & carolinas,reports had dowtown Brunswick under 6 ft of water for up to 12 hrs,offshore of St. Simons Island by 25-30 statute miles.wind field map | Hit map
1893 Oct 13th just off shore while moving NNE 120mph winds. Hit map
1894 Sept 26th, 85mph just east while moving north.
1896 sept 29th a cat 2 115mph passes over while moving N.E. Winds caused very heavy damage in the area.Hit map
1898 Oct 2nd, 130mph from the S.E a hurricane leaves area under 4 ft of water oct 2nd scores drowned. Winds est at 135mph and data suggest that this Hurricane may have been the size of Hugo (1989 S Carolina). Calm reported at 11AM,Dunn and Miller reported 179 killed in coastal Georgia and 16 foot storm surge in downtown Brunswick. Hit map
1928 Sept 18th from the south just inland with 90mph winds
1979 Sept 4th David to east by 30 miles with 85mph winds minor damage. NHC Wallet

Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports Hurricane research division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim many more.............
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