Jacksonville,Florida's history with tropical systems
,includes Palm valley,Atlantic Beach.
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 near or within core of wind field
1871-2bdts,1874bdts,1877bdtsbr, 1878bd,
1879bdts,1880-2bdts,1882bdts,1885,1885bdts,1885bdtsbr,1886bdts,1888bd,1889tsbd,1893bdtsbr,1893-2, 1894bd
1896bd,1898,1900tsbd,1906ts,1907bdtsbr,1910bdts,1914ts,1915ts,1916bdts,1926ts,1928bd,1932tsbd,1934ts
1936ts,1938tsbd,1944bdts,1945-2bdts,1947bdtsbr,1950-2bdts,1952br,1960bd,1964tsbd
1964,1968ts,1968bdbr,1976subtsbd,1979,1982subtsbd,1984tsbd,1985br,1996bdxtropst,2000tsbd,2005ts,2008ts,2012ts,2013tsbd
57 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Easy,King,Able,Donna,Cleo,Dora,Abby,Gladys,David,Isadore,Bob,Josephine,Gordon,Tammy,Fay,Beryl,Andrea,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=42, 73.68% H=15, 26.32%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1985-1996

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.49 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane winds for at least a few hours)
(12h)once every 11.83 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
103mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
affected by TS Andrea in 2013

Last affected (within 60 miles)by
June 7th,2013 Tropical storm Andrea passes approx 44 miles to the N.W while moving N.E with 45mph winds from the gulf of mexico.

This areas hurricane past
1878 Sept 11th,strengthening to a hurricane while moving away with 85mph winds, press 29.19 (hurdat)
1885 Aug 24th, a cat 2 hurricane moving north while just east with 105mph winds
1888 oct 11th 80mph from the SW
1893 Aug 27th,115mph just off shore while moving north.Distance from downtown Jacksonville of 38 nm yields a central pressure of 943.5 mb at the stormís closest point of approach to Jacksonville. Damage reports from the 1893 hurricane are very similar to damage sustained in Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and it appears the 1893 event was a similar storm for those areas.
1893, Oct 13th ,120mph just offshore while moving north
1894 sept 26th a hurricane from the SSW heavy damage to crops & homes passes just south & southeast with 80mph winds
1896 Sept 29th a very fast moving hurricane from the gulf of Mexico SSW passes 49 miles west with 110mph winds causing heavy damage.
1898 Oct 2nd a major hurricane with 130mph winds moves into the Georgia N Florida border coming from the SE.
1928 sept 17, 90mph from the south just west
1960 Sept 11th, hurricane Donna hits from the S.W passing just east with 105mph winds
1964 Dora sept 10th 115mph winds just south by 30 miles from the east 3 killed 230mill in damage area battered by hurricane force winds for 15 hrs,heavy damage here. N.E winds @ 85mph observedNewspaper headline
1979 sept 4th from the SSE,David passes by just offshore by 40miles arguably a brush with 95mph winds




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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