Steinhatchee's history with tropical
systems(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
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=42, 61.76% H=26, 38.24%
Longest gap between storms
10 years 1954-1963
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.15 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(9h)once every 16.22 years state stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(3)once every 48.66 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2017
2017 Sept 11th, Irma loses hurricane strength while passing over with 70mph winds while moving north.
This areas hurricane past
1880 bd hurricane regains hurricane strength on aug 30th with 80mph winds moving WNW while 33 miles south of here.
1882 Oct 11th 80mph from the SSW passes directly over.
1886 June 21st 100mph moving north 34 miles to west.
1888 a hurricane kills 9 in the area oct 10th with 115mph winds (hurdat) 34 miles to south.
1896 ,125mph sept 29th 10ft storm surge 100
killed,moving N.E at 46mph. Tremendous destruction occurred in a 50 mile wide swath from Cedar Key to Savannah. Damage photo
1935 sept 4th (labor day keys hurricane)3 killed in area heavy coastal damage winds of 90mph worst flooding since 1896
1950 EASY sept 5th approaches then turns south ,a storm surge of
5.1 ft at low tide 38 inches of rain areaflooded for several weeks, 115mph winds 2/3rds of homes
destroyed press 28.30 many cars had strange spots on them as a result researches found low barometeric pressure caused air pockets under the paint which later dissapeared. weather map
1964 Sept 10th,Hurricane Dora approaches from the east coast passes just north by 24 miles with 85mph winds.
1985 Aug 31st,Hurricane Elena with 110 mph winds passes by to the west by 55 miles while looping in the gulf causing some coastal flooding here. Hurricane force wind field affected area for several hours before turning away, Cedar Key,FL 3:30 pm 8/31 45 mph 60 mph S , Cedar Key, FL ___ Over the road debris newspaper article #1 | newspaper article #2
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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