Tarpon Springs,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(since 1871).
Tarpon Springs most likely to be hit by a hurricane between August 31st and September 6th
Years within or near core
77 times in 152 yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=48, 62.34% H=29, 37.66%
only 7.79% of all tropical systems affecting Tarpon Springs are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
9 years 1951-1959

How often Tarpon Springs gets affected?
brushed or hit every 1.97 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(13h)once every 11.69 years state stats

Average years between major hurricane hits.(3)
once every 50.67 years

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

Statistically when Tarpon Springs should be affected next
before the end of 2025

Last affected by
2023 August 30th Hurricane Idalia brushes to the west by 92 miles with 115mph winds while moving north.

Tarpon Springs hurricane history
1878 Sept 10th, 105mph from the S.E
1880 Oct 8th just north from the SW with 80mph winds
1886 July 18th, 80mph from the SSW
1888 Oct 10th,110mph from the S.W just north
1896 Sept 29th,125mph winds to the west from the SSW. Hit Map
1921 oct25 ,105mph from the WSW bar 28.12 a 1 hr calm 9 inches of rain 10.5ft storm surge heavy damage.NOAA info
1935 Sept 4th,100mph just west from the south
1941 Oct 6th,100mph just S.W from the ESE
1945 June 24th, 90mph from the WSW just north.
1950 Sept 5th 125mph from the ESE, Easy 3 killed as it made 2 loops north of the area many automobiles after the hurricane had a myserious spotted pattern on the paint,studies concluded air pockets under the paint expanded due to low pressure,they later dissapeared. hit map
1960 Hurricane Donna passes to the east from the south with 115mph winds on Sept 11th. NHC Wallet
1968 Oct 18th Gladys hits with 80mph winds from the S.W . Hurricane hunter has turbulence problems with Bob Sheets aboard 1 seriously injured. 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 28 miles to the east while moving north with 85mph winds. USGS surge info | NHC report | Radar animation (Brian McNoldy)

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