Richmond,Virginia'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.

Years within or near core
31 times in 145yrs end of 2016

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=23,74.19% H=8,25.81%

Longest gap between storms
24 years 1972-1995

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.68 years

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2017

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours)
(3h)once every 48 years State stats
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
87 mph

Last affected by
2012 Oct 29th Hurricane Sandy passes over 150 miles north but this extremely large system couse TS force winds here.

This areas hurricane past
1878 Oct 23rd 95mph from the south hurricane's eye made landfall at Cape Fear and moved north across Richmond and Washington, DC press 28.78
1954 Oct 15th 90mph extratropical hurricane from the south Hazel hits just west the area breaks off the steeple at trinity methodist church,also in newport news virginia she pulled the battleship kentucky loose & washed it onshore 28.63 while becoming extratropical
2003 Sept 18th Hurricane Isabel hits south of here from the S.E with 75mph 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 (calculations) Jim many more.............
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