Steinhatchee's history with tropical systems
(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.
current weather

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

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=48, 64% H=27, 36%
only 8% of all tropical systems affecting Steinhatchee are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1954-1963

How often Steinhatchee gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.03 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(11h)once every 13.82 years state stats

Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(4)once every 38 years

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

Statistically when Steinhatchee should be affected next
before the end of 2025

Last affected by
2023 August 30th Hurricane Idalia hits while passing 14 miles to the N.W with 115 mph winds while moving NNE

Steinhatchee's hurricane history
1880 bd hurricane regains hurricane strength on aug 30th with 80mph winds moving WNW while 33 miles south of here.
1882 Oct 11th 80mph from the SSW passes directly over.
1886 June 21st 100mph moving north 34 miles to west.
1888 a hurricane kills 9 in the area oct 10th with 115mph winds (hurdat) 34 miles to south.
1896 ,125mph sept 29th 10ft storm surge 100 killed,moving N.E at 46mph. Tremendous destruction occurred in a 50 mile wide swath from Cedar Key to Savannah. Damage photo | Hit Map
1935 sept 4th (labor day keys hurricane)3 killed in area heavy coastal damage winds of 90mph worst flooding since 1896
1949 Aug 27th 75 mph just east from the south (hurdat2)
1950 EASY sept 5th approaches then turns south ,a storm surge of 5.1 ft at low tide 38 inches of rain areaflooded for several weeks, 115mph winds 2/3rds of homes destroyed press 28.30 many cars had strange spots on them as a result researches found low barometeric pressure caused air pockets under the paint which later dissapeared. weather map | hit map
1964 Sept 10th,Hurricane Dora approaches from the east coast passes just north by 24 miles with 85mph winds. NHC Wallet
1985 Aug 31st,Hurricane Elena with 110 mph winds passes by to the west by 55 miles while looping in the gulf causing some coastal flooding here. Hurricane force wind field affected area for several hours before turning away, Cedar Key,FL 3:30 pm 8/31 45 mph 60 mph S , Cedar Key, FL ___ Over the road debris newspaper article #1 | newspaper article #2
2023 August 30th Hurricane Idalia hits while passing 14 miles to the N.W at closest approach with 125 mph winds while moving NNE. radar animation(Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) Hit map Our coverage full video 21min | 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 (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 many more.............
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