Naples,Florida's history with tropical
systemsCurrent 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).
within or near core
2004brm,2005m,2008ts,2017m,2018bdts,2020tsbd,2020tsbr,(2021tsbr not in stats)
times in 149 yrs end of 2020
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=31, 54.39% H=26, 45.61%
Longest gap between storms
15 years 1969-1985
How often Naples gets
brushed or hit every 2.61 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(22h)once every 6.77 years state stats
Average years between major hurricane hits.(14)
once every 10.64 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when Naples should be affected
impacted in 2021
2021 July 6th tropical storm Elsa brushes 67 miles to the west with 70mph winds while moving NNW..
This areas hurricane past
1873 Oct 6th a hurricane cause high storm
surge with 115mph winds while moving N.E while hitting Ft Myers . Hit map
1876 from SSW Oct 20th 105mph winds
1888 95mph winds aug 17th from the ESE.
1894 sept 25th, 95mph from the south.
1910 press 28.40 , high storm surge
from the south Oct 18th moved into Naples after hitting Marco Island with 120mph winds from the SSW.
1924 oct 20th just south from the WSW winds here 80mph press around 29.00 heavy rain up to 24 inches
1926 Sept 18th,125mph from the ESE
1929 Sept 29th,95mph from the ESE just south
1935 labor day hurricane passes approx 20 miles to the west after slamming the keys.At time odf passage winds in hurricane were 115mph sept 3rd from the S.E
1941 from the ESE Oct 6th,115mph
1944 Oct 19th a major hurricane (115mph)brushes just west causing heavy storm surge flooding here from the south.Forecaster Grady Norton called this 2 days out.
1945 Sept 16th a back door Hurricanes brushes just east with 125mph winds from the S.E
1947 a hurricane which pounded the east coast hits here with 100mph winds while slowly moving west dumping 8 inches of rain & a 6 ft storm surge sept 17th.Naples was in the eye for approx 1 hour.
1948 Sept 21st, 110mph just SE from the SSW
1953 re-analysis project upgrades Hazel to a cat 1 with 85mph winds Oct 9th landfall to north
1960 hurricane Donna sept 10th from the SSE a 10 ft storm surge press 27.97 120mph Naples fishing pier destroyed.Winds sustained at over 100mph with gusts to 130mph,12:20PM. more here | Gordon Dunn talks about forecasting Donna | NHC Wallet
1964 Hurricane Isbell hits just south with 125mph winds. Hit at 4:15PM Oct 14th while moving NE across South Florida. NHC Wallet
1965 Sept 8th,Hurricane Betsy to the south with 120mph winds from the east
1966 Hurricane Alma passes just SW while moving north with 115mph on June 8th.
1992 Aug 24th,Andrew
from the east 120mph winds area had some roof
2005 Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 125mph winds while moving very quickly. Wilma came ashore just south which kept the surge in Naples to a minimum.Naples and East Naples had widespread damage of pool cages and patios two condominium towers in the city that sustained $135 million in damage,Another condominium building, the Stratford of Pelican Bay in North Naples, was also heavily damaged, officials said.The Naples Zoo was heavily damaged and won't open for a month or two, director Larry Tetzlaff said. A Wallaby died from stress while being moved before the storm and some other animals escaped during the hurricane, but were recaptured, he said.No more than 1,000 homes appear to have roof damage. Official final report from NHC 83mph sustained with gusts to 104mph. Unofficial Marco Island gust to 134mph.| Wilma satelite picture | Naples surge photo | Marco Island damage
2017 Sept 10th Hurricane Irma passes directly over while moving north with 115mph winds. Heavy damage to mobile home communities some roof damage to well built structures. Reported a 5.06 ft storm tide 91mph sustained gusts to 141mph. Power outage photos before & after | Best performing models 5 days before hit | UKMET model 2 days out | Long range GEFS many days out | Relief concert 5 former presidents attend | Best track data | USGS surge info | Our live coverage | Radar animation (Brian McNoldy) | Aftermath video tour | NHC report
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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