Naples,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
1873,1876,1878-2ts,1888bd,1891bdts,1891tsbr,1892ts,1894,1895ts,1896ts,1897ts,1899ts,1903bdtsbr,1904ts,
1910,1916ts,1924,1926bd,1928ts,1929bd,1932bdts,1934tsbr,1935,1936-2ts,1941bd,1944,1945ts,1945bd,
1946br,1947bd,1948,1950br,1951ts,1953ts,1959tsbr,1960,1964,1965bd,1966,1968ts,1969ts,
1985ts,1990tsbr,1992bd,1994tsbr,1998ts,1999ts,2004br,2005,2008ts
52 times in 142 yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Easy,How,Donna,Isbell,Betsy,Alma,Abby,Jenny,Judith,Bob,Marco,Andrew,Gordon,Mitch,Harvey,Charley,Wilma,Fay,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=29, 55.77% H=23, 44.23%

Longest gap between storms
15 years 1969-1985

How often Naples gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.73 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(20h)once every 7.10 years state stats

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

Statistically when Naples should be affected next
2 years overdue

Last affected by
2008 Aug 19th TS Fay passes over the area with 55mph winds while moving NNE.

This areas hurricane past
1873 Oct 6th a hurricane cause high storm surge with 115mph winds while moving N.E while hitting Ft Myers .
1876 from SSW Oct 20th 105mph winds
1888 95mph winds aug 17th from the ESE.
1894 sept 25th, 95mph from the south.
1910 press 28.40 , high storm surge from the south Oct 18th moved into Naples after hitting Marco Island with 120mph winds from the SSW.
1924 oct 20th just south from the WSW winds here 80mph press around 29.00 heavy rain up to 24 inches
1926 Sept 18th,125mph from the ESE
1929 Sept 29th,95mph from the ESE just south
1935 labor day hurricane passes approx 20 miles to the west after slamming the keys.At time odf passage winds in hurricane were 115mph sept 3rd from the S.E
1941 from the ESE Oct 6th,115mph

1944 Oct 19th a major hurricane (115mph)brushes just west causing heavy storm surge flooding here from the south.Forecaster Grady Norton called this 2 days out.
1945 Sept 16th a back door Hurricanes brushes just east with 125mph winds from the S.E
1947 a hurricane which pounded the east coast hits here with 100mph winds while slowly moving west dumping 8 inches of rain & a 6 ft storm surge sept 17th.Naples was in the eye for approx 1 hour.
1948 Sept 21st, 110mph just SE from the SSW
1960 hurricane Donna sept 10th from the SSE a 10 ft storm surge press 27.97 naples fishing pier destroyed.Winds sustained at over 100mph with gusts to 130mph,12:20PM. more here | Gordon Dunn talks about forecasting Donna

1964 Hurricane Isbell hits just south with 125mph winds. Hit at 4:15PM Oct 14th while moving NE across South Florida.
1965 Sept 8th,Hurricane Betsy to the south with 120mph winds from the east
1966 Hurricane Alma hits with 115mph just west from the south
1992 Aug 24th,Andrew from the east 120mph winds area had some roof damage.
1995 t.s jerry dumped 16 inches of rain on this area
1964 isabell hits from the gulf with 125mph winds 1 killed major damage to area as she came ashore approx 30 miles to the south Oct 15th.
2005 Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 125mph winds while moving very quickly. Wilma came ashore just south which kept the surge in Naples to a minimum.Naples and East Naples had widespread damage of pool cages and patios two condominium towers in the city that sustained $135 million in damage,Another condominium building, the Stratford of Pelican Bay in North Naples, was also heavily damaged, officials said.The Naples Zoo was heavily damaged and won't open for a month or two, director Larry Tetzlaff said. A Wallaby died from stress while being moved before the storm and some other animals escaped during the hurricane, but were recaptured, he said.No more than 1,000 homes appear to have roof damage. Official final report from NHC 83mph sustained with gusts to 104mph. Unofficial Marco Island gust to 134mph.| Wilma satelite picture | Naples surge photo | Marco Island damage
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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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