(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 1871bdbr,1871bdtsbr,1871br,1872ts,1873ts,1874,1878,1879ts,1880bdts,1880tsbr,1880,1882br,1885ts,1886br,1886,1887ts,1888bdts,1888,1889ts,1894bdtsbr,1896m,1898bdts,1899br, 1899tsbr,1901bdtsbr,1902tsbr,1903tsbdbr,1909bdts,1910bdts,1916bdts,1920tsbr,1921,1925tsbr,1926bdbrm,1928bdtsbr,1928tsbr,1928bd,1933bdtsbr,1933bdts,1935,1936bdtsbr,1937ts, 1939bdts,1941bdbr,1941tsbr,1944bdbr,1945,1945bdbr,1946ts,1947ts,1949bd,1950,1950tsbr,1960bdm,1966br,1968tsbr,1968,1974subts,1982subts,1984bdts,1985brm,1988ts,1995bdts, 2000tsbr,2001tsbr,2004-2 bdts,2012tsbr,2013tsbr,2016ts,2017bd,2020ts,2021tsbr 73 times in 150yrs end of 2021
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=47, 64.38% H=26, 35.62%
Longest gap between storms 9 years 1950-1960
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.05 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(15) once every 10 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) 94 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2023
Last affected by 2021 July 7th tropical storm Elsa brushes 51 miles to the west with 65mph winds while moving north.
This areas hurricane
past 1874 Sept 27th,80mph from the S.W just north 1878 sept 10th 105mph from the SSW
1880 Oct 8th 80mph from the SW just north
1886 July 18th 80mph from the SSW
1888 Oct 10th, 105mph to the north while hitting Cedar Key from the WSW
1896 sept 29th 125mph just west while moving NNE.Hit Map
1921 Oct 25th 100mph from the SW
1928 sept 17th 105mph from the SE passes just east
1935 Sept 4th,95mph to the west from the south
1945 June 24th 80mph came in just North from the S.W.
1949 Aug 27th 75 mph just east from the south (hurdat2)
1950 Sept 5th Hurricane Easy hits while looping from the west with 105mph winds.(hurdat) weather map | hit map
1960 Sept 11th Major Hurricane Donna passes just East while moving north with 115mph winds. more here | NHC Wallet
1968 Oct 18th Hurricane Gladys hits with 80mph winds from the S.W. NHC Wallet
1985 Hurricane Elena with 115mph winds brushes by to the west while looping in the gulf 65 miles to the west causing some coastal flooding here newspaper article #1 | newspaper article #2
2017 Sept 11th, Hurricane Irma passes just 11 miles east with 75mph winds while moving north. USGS surge info | NHC report | 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.............