Palm Beach,Florida's history with tropical
(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 1871-2,1873bdbr,1876tsbr,1876bd,1878bdts,1878br,1885,1888,1888ts,1889bdts,1891tsbr,1891bdts,1893-2br,1899br,1901ts,1903,1904tsbr,1906bdbr,1906bd,1909-2ts,1924bdtsbr,1926-2,1926bdbr,1928-2, 1932tsbr,1933br,1933,1935-2br,1939br,1941br,1945,1946ts,1947,1947bd,1948bd,1948bdbr,1949,1950,1951bdts,1952bdts,1953bdtsbr,1956ts(hurdat) 1959bdts,1960br,1960bdts(hurdat),1964,1964bd, 1968bdtsbr,1974subts,1976ts,1979,1984ts,1985bdts,1994tsbr,1995ts,1998bdts,1999,2004-2,2005tsbr,2005bd,2006tsbr,2008tsbdbr,(2016br not in stats) 69 times in 144yrs end of
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=30, 43.49% H=39, 56.52%
Longest gap between storms 14 years 1909-1924
How often this area
gets affected? brushed or hit every 2.09 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.( hurricane force winds for a few hours) (25h)once every 5.76 years state stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 106mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next affected in 2016 was 5 yrs overdue
by 2016 Oct 7th, Hurricane Matthew brushes to the N.E by 49 miles while moving N.W with 125mph 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.............