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,1906 bdbr,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, 1959bdts,1960br, 1964,1964bd,1968bdtsbr,1974subts,1976ts,1979 ,1984ts,1985bdts,1994tsbr,1995ts,1998bdts,1999,2004-2,2005tsbr, 2005bd,2006tsbr,2008tsbdbr 67 times in 141yrs end of
Names from list
above king,How,Hazel,Judith,Donna,Cleo,Isabell,Abby,Dottie, David,Isadore,Bob,Gordon,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=28, 41.79% H=39, 58.21%
Longest gap between storms 14 years 1909-1924
How often this area
gets affected? brushed or hit every 2.10 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.( hurricane force winds for a few hours) (25h)once every 5.64 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 107mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next 2 years overdue
by 2008 Aug 19th TS Fay passes NW of the area by 60miles while moving NNE.
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.............