Fernandina Beach,Florida's history with tropical
systemscurrent 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.
within or near core
74 times in 146yrs end of 2017
from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=55, 74.32% H=19, 25.68%
Longest gap between storms
11 years 1989-1999
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.06 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(12h)once every 12.17 years state stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
(3)once every 48.67 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
before the end of 2019
Last affected by
2017 Sept 11th, TS Irma passes to west by 87 miles with 65mph winds while moving north. Gust's to 60mph storm surge 7.78ft,12.7in of rain.
This areas hurricane past
1874 Sept 28th 75mph from the S.W
1878 sept 11th,cat 1 90mph just east while moving north from the SSW.
1885 Aug 24th,cat 2, 105mph just east while moving north
1888 Oct 11th back door cat 1 80mph from the SW
1893 Aug 27th 115mph from the SSE just east
1893 Oct 13th 120mph from the south just east
1894 Sept 26th 80mph from the SSW
1896 Sept 29th 105mph from the SSW just west
1898 Oct 2nd 130mph bar 28.95 4 ft
storm surge $500,000 damage,Ft clinch flooded up to 8 ft winds of 90 to 100mph reported here as the Hurricane hit near Brunswick, Georgia as a cat 4. Hurricane was moving WNW @ 15mph,Fernandina bch inundated during this event..
1928 Sept 17th a cat 1 85mph from the south
1964 Sept 10th ,Dora hits with 110mph just south from the East
1979 Sept 4th,Hurricane David passes 30 miles to the east with 95mph winds while moving north.
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research 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 Schwartz.....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.....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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