Panacea,Florida's history with tropical
systemscurrent 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.
within or near core
2004-2ts,2004bdtsbr,2006tsbr,2008bdts,2012tsbr,2016,2017tsbd,(2018subtsbr & br not in stats)
times in 146 yrs end of 2017
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=39, 67.24% H=19, 32.76%
Longest gap between storms
12 years 1973-1984
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.52 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(14h)once every 10.43 years state stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2018
2018 Oct 10th,Hurricane Michael brushes 53 miles to the west while moving N.E with 145mph winds.
areas hurricane past
1873 Sept 19th rated as a cat 1 with 75mph winds from the S.W but heavy damage reported in Tallahassee.
1877 Oct 3rd from the SSW passes just west with 90mph winds.
1880 Aug 31st 80mph from the ESE just south.
1886 june 21st just east of here from the south ,winds 95mph several killed.
1886 June 30th, 85mph just west from the SW
1894 Oct 9th,110mph to the west from the WSW
1898 Aug 2nd 80mph from the S.E just south
1899 Aug 1st a hurricane hits with 90mph winds from the SSE killing 6,many
boats lost since,a very small hurricane press 28.90 .
1939 Aug 13th just south while moving WNW with 80mph winds.
1941 oct 7th 75mph press 29.00 8 ft storm surge 5 killed from the south.
1966 June 9th hurricane Alma hits from the south with 75mph winds.
1985 Nov 21st hurricane Kate hits just west with 90mph winds from the S.W
1998 Sept 3rd Hurricane earl passes to the north from the WSW with 75mph winds.
2016 Sept 2nd Hurricane Hermine passes over with 80mph winds while moving N.E radar animation
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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