Saint Augustine,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.
Saint Augustine most likely to be hit by a hurricane between september 21st and september 27th
Years within or near core
77 times in 152 years end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=53, 68.83% H=24, 31.17%
only 8.33% of all tropical systems affecting Saint Augustine are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
14 years 1986-1999

How often Saint Augustine gets affected?
brushed or hit every 1.97 years

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

Average years between major hurricane hits.(5)
once every 30.4 years

Statistically when Saint Augustine should be affected next
before the end of 2025

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

Last affected by
2023 August 30th hurricane Idalia passes 103 miles to the N.W after moving onshore in Gulf at closest approach with 85mph winds while moving NNE.

Saint Augustine's hurricane history
1885 Aug 24th just offshore while moving north with 95mph winds.
1888 Oct 11th,85mph just north from the S.W
1893 August 27th a major hurricane moves by just offshore by 40 miles. 120 plus mph while moving NNW. Hit map
1893 Oct 12th, 120mph just offshore from the S.E Hit map
1894 sept 26th,75mph from the SSW
1898 Oct 2nd, 130mph to the north from the ESE Hit map
1928 Sept 17th,90mph from the south
1960 Hurricane Donna hits just south from the S.W with 105mph winds Sept 11th. NHC Wallet
1964 Dora sept 10th hits here with 115mph winds from the east press 28.52 hurricane force winds here for 15 hours.12 ft storm surge 3 killed 200 million dollars damage . Observations 125mph S.W windsNewspaper headline | NHC Wallet
1968 oct 19th hurricane Gladys from the SW with 80mph winds. NHC Wallet
1979 Sept 4th Hurricane David passes just east with 95mph winds from the south. NHC Wallet
2016 ,Oct 7th Hurricane Matthew passes just east by 30 miles with 115mph winds while moving north.Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | Matthew timeline | USGS surge info | Best models | A disaster named Matthew video

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