(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 1872ts,1873ts,1873brm,1878ts,1880bdtsbr,1885tsbr,1886br,1887ts,1888bd,1892ts,1894,1896brm,1897tsbr,1899-2ts,1901bdts,1902tsbr,1903bdts,1904bdts,1910,1911tsbr,1916ts,1921,1925, 1926bdm,1928tsbdbr,1928ts,1928bdbrm,1929bd,1930ts,1932bdts,1933bdts,1933bdtsbr,1935,1936ts,1937ts,1939bdtsbr,1941,1944,1945ts,1945bd,1946,1947bdbr,1947ts,1949bdbr,1950m, 1951tsbr,1953br,1959tsbr,1960bdm,1966,1968ts,1968br,1974subts,1988ts,1990ts,1994tsbr,1998tsbr,1999tsbr,2000tsbr,2001ts,2004brm,2004bdtsbr,2004bdbr,2007ts,2016tsbr,2017ts,2017,2020tsbr,2021br 70
times in 150yrs end of 2021
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=43, 61.43% H=27, 38.57%
Longest gap between storms 13 years 1975-1987
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.14 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (16h)once every 9.38 years state stats
Average years between major hurricane hits.(3) once every 50 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 101 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2023
Last affected by 2021 July 6th Hurricane Elsa brushes to west by 35 miles with 75mph winds while moving north.
This areas hurricane past 1888 Aug 17th,85mph from the ESE just south 1894 sept 25th a hurricane with 90mph from the south dumps over 12 inches of rain with high tides causes heavy damage here as it passes to the east 1910 Oct 18th,85mph from the SSW just east 1921 Oct 25th, 105mph from the S.W just north 1925 Nov 30th 75mph winds from the S.W 1926 Sept 18th,120mph just south from the ESE 1929 Sept 29th,105mph from the S.E just south 1935 sept 3rd labor day keys hurricane passed approx 25 miles to the west of here while moving north with 110mph winds ,storm surge was not a factor ,here due to offshore winds 1941 Oct 6th, 105mph from the S.E just west 1944 Oct 19th a huge hurricane with 105mph winds from the south heavy storm surge flooding. 1945 Sept 16th,110mph just east from the south 1946 october 7th ,85mph from the SSW press 28.95 overall minor damage 1950 Sept 4th,hurricane Easy just west with 125mph winds from the south causes 7 ft storm surge. hit map 1960 Hurricane Donna hits from the south with 120mph winds Sept 10th,gusts to 120mph winds & sustained at 80mph . Water was pulled out of all bays & inlets and brought back in when she pulled north causing heavy damage here. more here | NHC Wallet
1966 June 9th Hurricane Alma 105mph just west from the south. NHC Wallet
2017 Sept 10th Hurricane Irma passes 35 miles to the east while moving north with 100mph winds. Power outage photos before & after | Best performing models 5 days before hit | Long range GEFS many days out | Best track data | USGS surge info | Radar animation (Brian McNoldy)
Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............