(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 1871-2br,1876ts,1878,1885,1886,1888m,1888-2ts,1891,1893br,1895tsbr,1895,1898ts,1899m,1899br,1901ts,1903,1904br,1906,1906m,1909-2ts,1909,1916xtropts,1924tsbr,1926, 1926m,1926,1926ts,1928,1928m,1929m,1932ts,1933-2m,1935-2m,1935br,1936ts,1936tsbr,1941m,1945m,1946-2ts,1947m,1947br,1948br,1948,1949m,1950m,1952tsbr,1953-2ts,1964,1964brm, 1965,1966,1974subts,1979,1984ts,1987ts,1991ts,1992m,2005ts,2005,2010ts,2016brm,2017brm, 69
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=25, 36.23% H=44, 63.77%
Longest gap between storms 12 years 1992-2005
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.12 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (33h)once every 4.42 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(16) once every 9.13 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 113mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next affected in 2017
Last affected by 2017 Sept 12th Hurricane Irma hits SW Fla & keys with 130mph winds while well west of here.
This areas hurricane past 1878 Oct 21st,80mph just west from the SSW 1885 Aug 23rd, 75mph from the SSE 1886 Aug 23, 95mph from the south 1888 Aug 16th,125mph from the ESE 1891 aug 24th, 80mph from the ESE passes south 1895 Oct 22nd,105mph from the SSW passes just east 1899 Aug 12th a 120mph cane hits from the SSE passing just east 1903 sept 11, 85mph direct hit from the ESE 1906 June 17th,85mph to the west from the S.W 1906 Oct 18th,115mph from the SSW passes to the west 1909 Oct 11th,110mph from the WSW 1926 july 27th 105mph from the S.E a number of homes destroyed. 1926 Sept 18th, 140mph just south from the ESE 1926 oct 21st 110mph from the S.W. 1928 ,90mph direct hit Aug 7th from the S.E 1928 sept 17th 150mph just north from the S.E , according to earlynewspaper reports 1 house left standing. Wayne Neely book on 1928 hurricane 1929 Sept 27th, 125mph to the south from the N.E 1933, 130mph just north sept 3rd from the ESE 1933 Oct 5th 130mph just south from the S.W 1935 on sept 29th from the east a 15ft storm surge
from a 120mph hurricane press 27.90 well before eye arrives, half of island is destroyed, 14 killed 1935 Sept 28th,115mph from the SSW 1941 Oct 6th ,115mph to the south from the east 1945 Sept 15th, 140mph to the south from the ESE 1947 Sept 17th, 155mph from the east passes to the north 1948 Oct 5th,105mph from the S.W passes just west 1949 aug 26th 150mph just north from the ESE 1950 Oct 18th,Hurricane King passes to the west while hitting South Florida with 130mph winds from the SSE. 1964 Aug 27th, Hurricane Cleo passes to the west with 105mph winds from the south 1965 Sept 8th Hurricane Betsy passes just south from the east with 125mph winds. 1966 oct 3rd hurricane Inez hits with 85mph winds for nearly 18 hrs from the south before turning west causing high tides & moderate damage 1979 sept 3rd hurricane david hits with 90mph from the SSE causing minor damage here but dumped over 8 inches of rain. Some winds gusted to 110mph with extensive damage to many homes. Eye passage reported calm for two hours as it moved N.W. 1992 August 24th Hurricane Andrew passes by just to the south with 160mph winds from the east. Damages estimated in the millions here but could have been worse with a direct hit.
2005 Oct 24th,Hurricane Wilma passes well to the N.W from the S.W with 105mph winds.
Stat sources:NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | 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 Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (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 Carrier.....plus many more.............