Boca Raton'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).

Years within or near core
1871,1871br,1876ts,1876br,1878bdtsbr,1878br,1885 br,1888,1888-2ts,1889bdts,1891br,1891bdts,1892bdts
1893br,1898tsbr,1901ts,1903,1904br,1906-2bd,1909-2ts,1909br,1916xtropstbdbr,1924bdts,1926-2,1926br,1928-2,1932tsbr,
1933br,1933,1935-2br,1935,1936tsbr,1939br,1941,1945,1946ts,1947,1947bd,1948-2bd,1949
1950,1952bdts,1953bdtsbr,1956ts(hurdat),1959tsbd,1960br,1964,1964bd,1965br,1966br,1974subts,1976tsbd,1979,1984ts,
1985bdts,1987tsbr,1992br,1994tsbr,1995ts,1998tsbd,1999bdts,1999bd,2004-2,2005br,2005bd,2006tsbr
74 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
king,Hazel,Judith,Donna,Cleo,Isbell,Betsy,Inez,Dottie,David,Isadore,Bob,Floyd,Andrew,Gordon,Jerry,Mitch,Harvey,Irene, Frances,Jeanne,Katrina,Wilma,Ernesto,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=30, 40.54% H=44, 59.46%

Longest gap between storms
7 years 1966-1974

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 1.92 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(26h)once every 5.46 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
110mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
5 years overdue

Last affected by
2006 TS Ernesto weakens to depression well west of here while moving north

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 16th, 115mph winds to the north from tthe east
1888 Aug 16th,125mph from the ESE to the south
1903, 85mph hits from the ESE sept 12th
1906 June 17th,85mph from the S.W
1906 Oct 18th, 115mph from the SSW
1926 July 27th 105mph from the S.E passes just north
1926 Sept 18th,130mph to the south from the ESE
1928 Aug 7th 95mph from the S.E just north
1928 Sept 16th 150mph southern eyewall while moving NW. 1/3 of homes destroyed,railcars blown off tracks Newspaper article#1 | #2 | #3 | #4
1933 Sept 3rd,130mph from the ESE just north
1935 Nov 4th,75mph winds just south from the ENE
1941 Oct 6th, 115mph winds from the ESE well south
1945 Sept 15th a major hurricane with 130mph winds passes to south while moving WNW
1947 sept 17th total devestation 130mph HRD from the east, bar 27.76 large hurricane slow moving pounded the area for hours 11 ft storm surge kills 51,this was a cape verde system.weather map
1947 Oct 12th,85mph from the WSW
1948 Sept 22nd, 95mph from the S.W
1948 Oct 5th, 105mph from the S.W passes just S.E.
1949 aug 26th just north 150mph winds gust's here to 135mph as it passes just N.E. weather map | Newspaper headline | Newspaper article
1950 hurricane King oct 17th 15 miles to west from the south this small hurricane caused moderate damage over a small area in western palm bch county with 90mph winds
1964 aug 27th hurricane cleo hits with 105mph winds causing minor damage while moving north
1964 oct 14th hurricane Isabell from the SW with 125mph winds causes moderate damage here as she maintained her intensity even after hitting the west coast
1979 Sept 3rd Hurricane david just east with 95mph winds from the SSE
1999 oct 15th hurricane irene hits just west coming from the SSW with 75mph winds press 29.12. some flooding & trees down but no hurricane force winds reported.Newspaper article
2004 Sept 4th,Hurricane Frances passes by to the north with 105mph winds from the ESE
2004 Sept 26th Hurricane Jeanne hits north of here with 120mph winds from the east.
2005,Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 105mph winds while moving quickly N.E. Wilma passed just North of Boca while the east eyewall hit the metro areas. Damage was extensive in Boca raton,exspecially along US1. Significant roof damage to many buildings,power poles & signs. Hurricane Wilma caused an estimated 20 billion in damage with 35 deaths in Florida.Radar during worst conditions in Boca | Wilma satelite picture | concrete Power pole snapped | NHC final report

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.............
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