(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 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 141yrs end of 2012
Names from list
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 2.39 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours) (17h)once every 8.29 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds at closest approach, not gusts) 100mph
Statistically when Panama City should be affected
next affected in 2012
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 85mph 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.............