Homosassa,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.
Homosassa most likely to be hit by a hurricane between August 31st and September 6th
Years within or near core
71 times in 152yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=45, 63.38% H=26, 36.62%
only 5.63% of all tropical systems affecting Homosassa are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
9 years 1951-1959 & 1986-1994

How often Homosassa gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.14 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes,not including back door hurricanes)
(15h)once every 10.13 years state stats

Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
(2)once every 76 years

Statistically when Homosassa should be affected next
before the end of 2026

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

Last affected by
2023 August 30th hurricane Idalia brushes 75 miles to the N.W at closest approach with 130mph winds while moving NNE.

Homosassa's hurricane history
1871 Aug 17th,80mph from the SSE just east of here
1871 Sept 6th, 80mph from the WSW just north of here
1874 Sept 27th 80mph from the S.W
1878 Sept 10th, 105mph from the SSW
1880 Oct 8th ,80mph from the S.W
1886 July 18th ,80mph from the SSW
1888 Oct 10th 105mph just north from the S.W
1896 Sept 29th, 125mph from the SSW just north. Hit Map
1921 Oct 25th a cat 2 hurricane hits with 100mph winds from the S.W approx 40 miles south of here storm surges of 6 to 10 ft were reportedin many locations most notably in the tampa bay area where 10 ft was reported unofficial reports of 8 killed.
1928 Sept 17th,110mph from the SSE just east of here
1945 June 24th 90mph from the S.W while moving in just north of here
1949 Aug 27th 75 mph just east from the south (hurdat2)
1950 Sept 5th,Easy hits with 120mph winds from the WSW after doing a loop in gulf heavy flooding nearly 40 inches of rain . weather map | hit map
1968 hurricane Gladys oct 18th,80mph from the S.W gusts to 100mph while moving NE press 28.85 mobile homes flipped & some roof damage as far inland as Ocala. 6 1/2 ft storm tides observed in area & down to Sarasota. 3 motorist reported killed,less than 6 inches of rain recorded. Hurricane hunter has turbulence problems with Bob Sheets aboard 1 seriously injured.
2017 Sept 11th, Hurricane Irma passes over with 75mph winds while moving north. radar animation(Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) NHC report

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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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