(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 1875bdts,1876,1878,1881ts,1882br,1886br,1888,1891ts,1894ts,1896ts,1898-2ts,1900tsbr,1902ts,1906tsbr,1906,1909,1910br,1917br,1926,1926tsbr 1930ts,1933br,1933,1944,1945ts,1946br,1947-2ts,1948-2,1950,1958tsbr,1964br,1966bd,1968br,1979tsbr,1985ts,1985,1987tsbr,1991tsbr,1999, 2001br,2004,2005,2008-2br,2010ts 48
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=21, 43.75% H=27, 56.25%
Longest gap between storms 10 years 1969-1978
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.02 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes) (16h)once every 9.06 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(7) once every 20.71 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 106 mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next 3 years overdue
by 2010 Tropical storm Paula hits coming from the west while moving east with 55mph winds.
This areas hurricane past 1876 105mph from south oct 19th
1878, 80mph Oct 21st from the S.W,70 killed,alot of damage to buildings,three schooners sunk.
1888 Sept 4th 90mph winds from the east ,600 killed killed .
1906 Oct 17th,120mph from the SSW hits the area with very heavy rain while moving towards Florida
1909 Oct 11th, 120mph from the WSW just north.
1926 October 20th, 115mph press 28.07
99mph winds recorded 650 killed,325 buildings demolished.
1933 Oct 5th,press 28.92 winds 95mph from the south
1944 Oct 18th,140mph(hurdat)from the south
with winds measured at 163mph , heavy damage kills 319 in cuba newspaper article
1948 sept 21st moving slowly from the south 125mph winds (hurdat) caused moderate to heavy damage here & just east weather map
1948 oct 5th 125mph (hurdat) from the S.W heavy rains kill 11
1950 Sept 3rd 90mph (hurdat) Hurricane Easy hits from the south just east of here.
1966 June 8th, 105mph from the SSW hurricane Alma gusts to 110mph winds causing heavy damage & killing 11 11AM ET
Kate nips the north coast as a cat 1 on november 20th from the ESE 90mph gusts to 100mph collapses dozens of buildings killing 10 in cuba & 50 serious injuries
1999 Oct 14th hurricane Irene hits with 75mph winds while moving north causes minor damage here.2 killed in west cuba.Press 29.32
2004 ,Aug 13th Hurricane Charley hits just west with 120 mph winds while moving north.radar image
2005 Hurricane Dennis passes over east Havana with 100mph winds on July 9th. The storm whipped fierce 10-foot waves over Havana's seawall, and its winds tore apart pieces of some of the city's crumbling colonial buildings, according to the Associated Press.Chunks of concrete fell from the city's colonial buildings. At least 5,000 homes were damaged in Havana's surrounding province,Dennis models 2 days out
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.............