(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 1874bdtsbr,1876ts,1877xtropstbd,1878,1881bdts,1882bdts,1883bdts,1885xtropstbd,1893bdtsbr,1893bdbr,1894bdtsbr,1896bdbr,1899bdts,1902xtropbd,1904bdtsbr,1916xtropstbd,1928bdts, 1929xtropstbd,1933br,1935bdtsbr,1944tsbd,1954xtrophbd,1955tsbr,1955bdtsbr,1967tsbr,1971tsbr,1996-2bdts,2003,2008tsbd,2012xtrophbr 31
times in 145yrs end of 2016
from list above Hazel,Connie,Diane,Doria,Doria(again),Bertha,Fran,Isabel,Hanna,Sandy,
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
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 division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............