(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).
within or near core 1871bdbr,1871br,1871bdtsbr,1873bdts,1877bdts,1878bdbr,1879bdts,1880bdbr,1885,1886bdts,1887bdts,1888bdbr,1893-2,1894bd,1896bdbr,1897bdts,1898br,1899bdts,1906ts,1910bdtsbr,1914tsbr,1915ts, 1916ts,1920xtropstbd,1921bd,1925bd,1926ts,1928tsbr,1928bd,1930bdts,1936ts,1937bdts,1937ts,1944bdts,1945-2bdts,1949ts,1950-2bdts,1960bd,1964ts,1964,1968bdbr,1968bd,1974subtsbd,1979,1984ts, 1984bdtsbr,1985ts,1995tsbr,2001tsbd,2002ts,2004bd,2004-2ts,2005ts,2008ts,2012tsbr,(2016bdts not in stats) 59
times in 144yrs end of 2015
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=39, 66.10% H=20, 33.90%
Longest gap between storms 9 years 1950-1960 & 1985-1995
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.44 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours) (12)once every 12 years . state stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 95mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next affected in 2016
TS Colin hits well to north from gulf,June 7th,2016 with 50mph winds.
This areas hurricane past 1885 Aug 24th, 90mph from the south just east 1893 a major hurricane with 115mph winds moving NNW just offshore on Aug 27th. 1893 Oct 12th, 120mph just east from the south 1894 Sept 26th, 75mph from the SSW 1921 Oct 26th a back door 90mph hurricane hits while moving out to sea from the WSW. 1925 Dec 1st, 75mph from the S.W 1928 Sept 17th, 95mph to the west from the south 1960 sept 11th hurricane Donna hits here from the SW with 110mph winds press 28.73 heavy damage more here 1964 Sept 9th
hurricane Dora passes just north with 115mph winds from the east.NHC info on Dora 1968 Oct 19th,Hurricane Gladys 80mph from the S.W passes just north. 1979 Sept 4th Hurricane david , 95mph from the south. 2004 Hurricane Charley Aug 14th from the SW with 85mph winds. NHC final report
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.............