Cedar key'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.

Years within or near core
1871bdts,1871,1872tsbr,1874,1877ts,1879ts,1880tsbr,1880bd,1880,1882br,1885ts
1886br,1886,1888,1888tsbd,1889tsbr,1893ts,1896,1899ts,1900ts,1907tsbr,1909bdts
1919ts,1920ts,1930ts,1932ts,1933bdts,1934tsbd,1935,1940ts,1941ts,1945br
1947ts,1949bdts,1950,1950ts,1953tsbr,1968br,1976subtsbr,1985,1990ts,1995br,1995tsbd,1996tsbr,2000 ts,2004tsbr,2004bdts,2006tsbr,2008tsbd,2012ts,2013ts,
51 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Easy,Gladys,Elena,Marco,Allison,Erin,Josephine,Gordon,Frances,Jeanne ,Alberto,Fay,Debby,Andrea,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=35, 70% H=15, 30%

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1950-1968

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.78 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(10h)once every 14.20 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
77mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2013

Last affected by
June 6th,2013 Tropical storm Andrea moves on shore approx 25 miles to the north with 60mph winds while moving N.E.

This areas hurricane past
1871 sept 6th a 80mph cane hits from the SW
1874 sept 28th 80mph
1880 bd hurricane regains hurricane strength with 80mph winds moving WNW
1880 Oct 8th 80mph from the SW just south
1886 july 18th 75mph
1888 a hurricane kills 9 people here oct 10th95mph
1893 june 15th a minimal hurricane dumps heavy rain here
1896 sept 29th 10ft storm surge 100 killed,moving at 46mph. Tremendous destruction occurred in a 50 mile wide swath from Cedar Key to Savannah. Winds est near 125mph north of Cedar Key.
1935 sept 4th (labor day keys hurricane)3 killed heavy coastal damage winds of 90mph worst flooding since 1896
1941 oct 15 inches of rain minor damage
1950 EASY sept 5th a storm surge of 5.1 ft with a cat 3 at low tide 38 inches of rain areaflooded for several weeks, 120mph winds(hurdat) 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
1985 Hurricane Elena with 115mph winds brushes by to the west while looping in the gulf 50 miles to the west causing some coastal flooding here. This is not considered a direct hit with the following observations, 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




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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