Chokoloskee, Florida's history with tropical systems
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Early Alert inc Hurricane information for the private sector

(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
1873br,1876,1878ts,1878ts,1888tsbr,1891-2ts,1892ts,1894,1895ts,1899ts,1904ts,1906br,1906,1909br,1910,1916ts,1916br,1924,1926bd,1928ts,1929bd,1932tsbd,1934ts,1935,1935bd,
1936-2ts,1941bd,1944br,1945bd,1947bd,1947,1948,1948br,1950br,1952ts,1953ts,1960,1964,1965bd,1966-2br,1969tsbr,1976ts,1981ts,1992bd,1999,2005,2006ts,2008ts
51 times in 145yrs end of 2016


Names from list above


King,Donna,Isabell,Betsy,Dennis,Andrew,Harvey,Irene,Wilma,Ernesto,Fay,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=22, 43.14% H=29, 56.86%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1981-1992

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.84 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(20h)once every 7.25 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
115mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
5 years overdue

Last affected by
2008 Aug 19th TS Fay passesover the area with 55mph winds while moving NNE

This areas hurricane past
1876 105mph Oct 20th from the south
1894 sept 25th 95mph while moving north approx 40 miles to the west
1906 Oct 18th , 120mph from the S.W passing just SE of here
1910 Oct 17th a hurricane with 120mph just west from the SSW kills 2 here.
1924 Oct 20th 90mph from the WSW
1926 Sept 18th 130mph from the east coast moving WNW
1929 sept 28th winds 95mph from the ESE after hitting key largo press 28.95 65 homes damaged.
1935 sept 3rd labor day hurricane passes approx 25 miles to the west while moving n.w with 125mph winds after battering the keys.Suprisingly the lowest pressure reported in everglades city was 29.69
1935 Nov 4th 75mph from the ENE
1941 oct 6th 120mph from the east , heavy flooding
1945 Sept 15th 130mph from the ESE
1947 Sept 17th 145mph from the east while moving slowly just north,storm surge 5.5ft
1947 Oct 12th 85mph from the SW
1948 a cat 3 bar 28.44-130mph Sept 21st.(hurdat)from the SSW
1960 hurricane Donna sept 10th press 28.13 winds here 150mph gusts to 175mph ,8 ft storm surge here up to 4 miles inland,half of buildings destroyed. more here | Gordon Dunn talks about forecasting Donna

1964 oct 15th hurricane Isabell hits with 125mph winds 4 ft storm surge,very heavy damage in SW Florida.
1965 Sept 8th Hurricane Betsy passes just south with 120mph winds after slamming the upper keys.
1992 Hurricane Andrew August 24th,passes to the south with 140mph winds gusts to 90 mph while moving in from the everglades on the way across the state. | Wilma satelite picture.
1999 Oct 15th,Hurricane Irene comes ashore in Everglades National park 25 to 30 miles east of here with 80mph winds.Newspaper article
2005 Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 125mph winds while moving very quickly. Mobile homes in Immokalee, Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Plantation Island were heavily damaged, said County Commission Chairman Fred Coyle. Everglades city surge photo#1 | Chokoloskee surge



Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane reseach 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 Scwartz.....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.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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