Panama City,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
1871tsbr,1875ts,1877br,1877,1878ts,1879tsbr,1880bd,1882,1885-2ts,1886br,1887br,1889tsbr,1894,1896,
1898ts,1899br,1901tsbr,1902tsbr,1903,1906ts,1907-2ts,1911br,1915,1917br,1919tsbr,1924,1926,1929ts,1936,
1939ts,1941br,1948ts,1953ts,1953tsbr,1953,1956ts,1957tsbr,1964bdtsbr,1964bdxtropst,1965ts,1966br,1970tsbr,
1972,1975,1985-2,1994-2ts,1995br,1995,1998,2000tsbr,2001ts,2005br,2008tsbd,2009ts,2012tsbr
59 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Alice,Florence,Flossy,Debbie,Dora,Hilda,Alma,Becky,Agnes,Eloise,
Elena,kate,Beryl,Allison,Erin,Opal,Earl,Helene,Barry,Dennis,Fay,Claudette,Debby,


Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=32, 54.24% H=27, 45.76%

Longest gap between storms
9 years 1975-1985

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.41 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours)
(17h)once every 8.35 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds at closest approach, not gusts)
100mph

Statistically when Panama City should be affected next
before the end of 2015

Last affected by
2012 June 25th Tropical storm Debby passes by just south with 45mph winds while moving ENE.

This areas hurricane past
1877, 115mph Oct 2nd from the S.W
1880 Aug 31st, 75mph from the ESE
1882 Sept 10th,110mph from the S.W passes to the west
1894 Oct 9th,120mph from the S.W
1896 july 7th causes heavy damage 95mph from the SSW just west
1903 Sept 13th,90mph from the south
1915 Sept 4th 90mph from the south.
1924 sept 15th 75mph from the WSW.
1926 Sept 20th,125mph to the south from the ESE
1936 july 31st a storm surge of 6 ft bar 28.47 95mph from the SSE passes just west
1953 florence sept 26th,sustained winds of 90mph(hurdat) while just west of here,press 29.35 from the S.W.
1972 Agnes 85mph July 19th from the south.
1975 sept 23rd hurricane Eloise hits just west of here with 130mph winds from the SSW.Winds here were gusting over 130mph &a 16 ft storm surge caused very heavy dmage
1985 Sept 1st 125mph to the south Hurricane Elena from the ESE
1985 Nov 21st, 90mph Hurricane Kate hits just south from the SW
1995 opal oct 4th 115mph winds hit to west area has bad damage when it hit ft walton bch 50 homes destroyed in mexico bch to west.av model error
1998 Sept 3rd hurricane Earl hits in early sept with 80mph winds moving from s.w fast causes minor to moderate damage here.



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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