Daytona Beach,Florida'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
1871,1871bdtsbr,1878bdts,1879bdts,1880br,1880bdbr,1885br,1886bdtsbr,1891bdts,1893,1892ts
1894bd,1899br,1909ts,1910br,1920xtropstbd,1921bd,1925tsbd,1926,1930bdts,1934-37ts
1940-45bdts,1950bdtsbr,1960bd,1964ts,1964br,1968ts,1974subtsbd,1979br,1981ts,2001tsbd,
2002ts,2004bd,2004br,2005tsbr,2006bdts,2008ts,2012tsbr
40 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Easy,king,Donna,Cleo,Dora,Abby,David,Dennis,Gabrielle,Edouard,Charley,Frances, Tammy,Ernesto,Fay,Beryl,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=25, 62.5% H=15, 37.5%

Longest gap between storms
19 years 1981-2001

How often Daytona gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.56 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(8h)once every 17.75 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
94mph

Statistically when Daytona should be affected next
due before end of 2016

Last affected by
2012 May 27-28th T.Storm Beryl hits north in Jacksonville with 70mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 18th a 100mph hurricane passes by just offshore while moving north
1893 just offshore with 120mph winds moving north Aug 27th
1894 80mph sept 26
1921 90mph Oct 25th
1926 75mph july 28th from the S.E
1950 tropical storm King oct 19th 70mph winds area has heavy wind gusts & bch erosion reported worst damage in many years,while being 35 miles to the west
1960 sept 11th hurricane donna passes by here on the way out to sea with 110mph winds Daytona's FAA aviation towert reported 99mph winds,press here 28.73 heavy damage here & throughout the southern 2/3rds of florida. Sustained ESE winds of 58mph 3:45 AM,4.58 inch of rain. more here
1979 Sept 4th 95mph David hits from the SSE
2004, August 13th Hurricane Charley hits from the SW with 85mph winds, Many trees down with power outages & minor structural damage. Tornado reported in county.Article



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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