(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 1871ts,1871-2bdts,1873ts,1873bdtsbr,1874,1877bdts,1878,1878bdts,1881bdbr,1882bdbr,1884br 1885,1885-3bdts,1888bdbr,1893tsbd,1893-2,1896bd,1898,1907bdts,1910tsbr,1912-14ts,1919ts,1928bd 1938bdts,1944ts,1945bdts,1947ts,1947br,1964tsbd,1968ts,1976subtsbd,1976subts,1979,1981tsbr, 1984tsbr,2002tsbr,2005ts,2006tsbdbr,2012ts 44
times in 141yrs end of 2012
Names from list above Abby,Cleo,David,Dennis,Isadore,Kyle,Tammy,Alberto,Beryl,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=30, 68.18% H=14, 31.82%
Longest gap between storms 17 years 1984-2002
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.20 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (9h)once every 15.67 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 103mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next affected by TS Beryl in 2012
Last affected by 2012 May 27-28th T.Storm Beryl hits just south in Jacksonville with 70mph winds while coming in from the east.
This areas hurricane
past 1874 Sept 28th a hurricane from the SW stays just offshore with 80mph winds 1878 Sept 12th just offshore moving north 90mph 1885 Aug 25th just offshore 105mph while moving north 1893 Aug 28th a major hurricane with 115mph winds just east kills over 2,000 in georgia & carolinas,reports had dowtown Brunswick under 6 ft of water for up to 12 hrs,offshore of St. Simons Island by 25-30 statute miles.wind field map 1893 Oct 13th just off shore while moving NNE 120mph winds 1896 sept 29th a cat 2 110mph passes over while moving N.E. Winds caused very heavy damage in the area.
1898 Oct 2nd, 130mph from the S.E a hurricane leaves area under 4 ft of water oct 2nd scores drowned. Winds est at 135mph and data suggest that this Hurricane may have been the size of Hugo (1989 S Carolina). Calm reported at 11AM,Dunn and Miller reported 179 killed in coastal Georgia and 16 foot storm surge in downtown Brunswick. Picture of flooding 1928 Sept 18th from the south just inland with 90mph winds 1968 tropical storm abby 60mph minor damage 1979 Sept 4th David to east by
30 miles with 85mph winds minor damage. 1981 tropical storm dennis to east
with 50mph winds minor damage 1984 tropical storm isadore passed over the
area from the south west with 45mph minor damage,
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.............