Delray 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.

Years within or near core
64 times in 145yrs end of 2016

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=24, 37.50% H=40, 62.50%

Longest gap between storms
9 years 2007-2015

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.27 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(29h)once every 5 years state stats

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected in 2016

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

Last affected by
2016 Oct 6th, Hurricane Matthew brushes to the N.E by 60 miles while moving N.W with 130mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1871 Aug 16th 115mph just north from the east
1871 Aug 24th 105mph just north moving N.W
1876 Oct 20th from the SSW well west with 95mph winds
1878 Oct 21st just east while moving NNE with 80mph winds
1885 80mph from the SSE just east Aug 23rd
1888 Aug 16th,125mph from the ESE just south
1903 a cat 1 85mph hits sept 11th from the ESE,a British steamship sinks off the coast of Delray 9 missing.
1906 June 17th 85mph from the S.W just east
1906 Oct 18th 115mph from the SW
1926 July 27th 105mph from the S.E just east
1926 Sept 18th 130mph well to the south from the ESE
1928 Aug 7th 95mph from the S.E just east
1928 Sept 16th 150mph winds while moving NW.Episcopal church on Swinton flattened.Newspaper article#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | what happened?
1933 Sept 4th 130mph just north while moving WNW
1935 Nov 4th 75mph from the ENE
1941 Oct 6th 120mph from the ESE well south
1945 Sept 16th a major hurricane with 125mph winds passes roughly 45 miles to the west while moving NNW
1947 Sept 17th,area hit hard with gusts to 130mph HRD bar 27.76 a large hurricane just south slow moving pounded the area for hours only moving at 10mph with 130mph winds. weather map.An 11ft storm surge reported along th the coast.
1947 Oct 12th 80mph (hurdat2) from the SW
1948 Sept 22nd 90mph from the S.W
1948 Oct 5th 105mph from the S.W just south
1949 aug 26th 150mph gusts bar 28.17 1 min max of 153mph 5 min max of 132mph.heavy damage & many roofs ripped off. weather map | Newspaper headline | Newspaper article
1950 hurricane King oct 17th 20 miles to the west with 90mph winds causes moderate damage inland
1964 aug 27th hurricane Cleo hits with 96 mph winds causing minor damage here
1964 oct 14th from the SW hurricane Isabell with 125mph winds causes moderate damage here,she maintained her intensity even after hitting the west coast
1999 oct 15th hurricane Irene hits just west with 75mph winds press 29.12 dumps very heavy rain & trees down.Newspaper article
2004 Hurricane Frances moves in on Sept 5th,from the ESE just north with 105mph winds
2004 Sept 25th Hurricane jeanne moves in just north similar to Frances with 115mph winds.
2005,Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 105mph winds while moving quickly N.E. Wilma passed over delray with the eye lasting approx 45min press 28.23 . Damage was extensive but not as bad as areas to south.Moderate roof damage to many buildings,signs down & many trees toppled.City hall building was hit hard as 30 ton AC unit was torn from building. Old school square roof had to be replaced. The tennis center in Delray also suffered $350,000 in damage. Hurricane Wilma caused an estimated 20 billion in damage with 35 deaths in Florida.Radar during worst conditions in Delray | Radar of eye passage in Delray | Radar of backside eye passage in Delray | Wilma satelite picture cat 5 in Caribbean | wilma landfall video at our location | Local office bldg | roof damage | NHC final report

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 (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 many more.............
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