Fernandina Beach,Florida'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.
Fernandina Beach most likely to be hit by a hurricane between september 14th and september 20th
Years within or near core
79 times in 152 yrs end of 2022

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=56, 70.89% H=23, 29.11%
only 5.63% of all tropical systems affecting Fernandina Beach are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
11 years 1989-1999

How often Fernandina Beach gets affected?
brushed or hit every 1.92 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(12h)once every 12.67 years state stats

Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
(4)once every 38 years

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

Statistically when Fernandina Beach should be affected next
before the end of 2025

Last affected by
2023 August 30th hurricane Idalia after hitting gulf passes to N.W by 69 miles with 75mph winds while moving N.E

Fernandina Beach's hurricane history
1874 Sept 28th 75mph from the S.W
1878 sept 11th,cat 1 90mph just east while moving north from the SSW.
1885 Aug 24th,cat 2, 105mph just east while moving north
1888 Oct 11th back door cat 1 80mph from the SW
1893 Aug 27th 115mph from the SSE just east Hit map
1893 Oct 13th 120mph from the south just east. Hit map
1894 Sept 26th 80mph from the SSW
1896 Sept 29th 125mph from the SSW just west. Hit map
1898 Oct 2nd 130mph bar 28.95 4 ft storm surge $500,000 damage,Ft clinch flooded up to 8 ft winds of 90 to 100mph reported here as the Hurricane hit near Brunswick, Georgia as a cat 4. Hurricane was moving WNW @ 15mph,Fernandina bch inundated during this event..Hit map
1928 Sept 17th a cat 1 85mph from the south
1964 Sept 10th ,Dora hits with 110mph just south from the East. NHC Wallet
1979 Sept 4th,Hurricane David passes 30 miles to the east with 95mph winds while moving north. NHC Wallet

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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 Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (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 Carrier.....plus many more.............
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