(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 1871-2,1873bd,1876tsbr,1876bd,1878br,1885 ,1888br,1888ts,1889bdts,1891bdts,1893,1893br,1896bdts,1897bdtsbr,1899br, 1903br,1904tsbr,1906br,1909ts,1909tsbr,1924bdtsbr,1925xtropstbdbr,1926,1926br,1928-2,1933-2,1934bdts,1939,1945, 1946ts,1947,1947bdbr,1948bd,1949,1950,1951bdts,1953bdts,1960br,1964,1964bd,1968bdts,1974subts,1976ts,1979, 1984ts,1985bdts,1988bdtsbr,1994bdts,1995br,1995ts,1998bdts,1999,2004-2,2005bd,2008tsbd 59 times in 142yrs end of 2013
Names from list above king,How,Hazel,Donna,Cleo,Isbell,Abby,Dottie,David,Isadore,Bob,Keith,Gordon,Erin, Jerry,Mitch,Irene,Frances,Jeanne,Wilma,Fay,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=25, 42.37% H=34, 57.63%
Longest gap between storms 14 years 1909-1924
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.41 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (24h)once every 5.92 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 104mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next 2 years overdue
by 2008 Aug 20th TS Fay passesNW of the area by 40miles while moving NNE with 50mph winds.
This areas hurricane past 1871 Aug 16th 115mph from the east, developed East of Bahamas. 1871 Aug 24th a 105mph hurricane comes ashore just north while moving WNW 1873 Oct 7th,95mph from the S.W passes just north 1876 Oct 20th 90mph winds from the SSW 1878 Oct 22nd 80mph just offshore moving north 1885 Aug 24th, 80mph from the south just east 1893 Aug 27th, 120mph just off shore from the S.E 1898 aug 2nd 80mph 1926 July 27th, 95mph from the S.E 1928
august 8th a cat one hits from the S.E with 95mph winds 1928 Sept 17th 130mph winds from the ESE.Newspaper article#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | what happened? 1933 July 30th 80mph from the east 1933 a hurricane from
ESE sept 4th , 125mph heavy damage 75% of roofs blown off population only 5,100 at the time 2 killed citrus loss nearly complete. 1939 Aug 11th a cat one from the ESE 80mph. 1945 Sept 16th,125mph winds to the west from the S.E 1947 Sept 17th, 130mph to the south from the east 1949 Aug 26th,145mph from the ESE unofficial gust to 160mph many homes destroyed,52 million in damage here 2 killed,Jenson bch causeway completely wiped out. Newspaper headline 1950 Oct 18th hurricane King hits 30 miles to the west from the SSE with 85mph winds causing heavy bch erosion here 1964 Aug 27th hurricane Cleo
passes just west with 90mph winds with reports of calm eye passage. Indiantown reports gusts to 115 press 29.38. 1964 Hurricane Isbell hits from the SW with 120mph winds Oct 14th after hitting the west coast from the SSW. 1979 sept 3rd hurricane David 95mph hitsjust east from the south press 28.71 5 ft tides,minor damage. Radar loop
1999 oct 16th hurricane Irene 75mph from the SSW, press 29.12 moving NNE @ 10mph dumps very heavy rain & many trees knocked down. Newspaper article
2004 Sept 5th, Hurricane Frances hits with 105mph windsfrom the ESE. Many trees down,signs damaged power out for days a very large (50 mile wide eye) & slow moving hurricane (less than 5mph at times during landfall).Martin memorial medical center suffered heavy water damage.County's mosquito control hangars were destroyed.Pinewood elementary school roof damaged.Approx 3 million cubic yards of trees & limbs lost.1 death in Martin County.Newspaper headline | Landfall map | models 5 days out
2004 Sept 26th, Hurricane Jeanne hits with 120mph winds from the east. Many trees down power outages for days. Second hurricane hit in 22 days .Some roofs blown off homes,many mobile homes damaged.School officials reported that schools suffered more severe damage during Hurricane Jeanne than Hurricane Frances. There are 6 school cafeterias with significant roof damage.St. Lucie County International Airport has experienced severe damage. Access to both North and South Hutchinson islands has been cut by damage to bridges and I-95 southbound is closed near the Okeechobee Boulevard by a truck entangled in power lines. The Coast Guard has confirmed damage to the bridge railing where a car was seen going into the Indian River Lagoon Saturday. 3 killed in Florida as a direct result of Jeanne, with 6.9 Billion in damage in the U.S.. Models 4 days before hitting | Side by side radar of Frances & Jeanne | Jeanne wind swath map | Jeanne page | Hurricanecity live broadcast at landfall
2005,Oct 24th Hurricane Wilma hits just south from the SW with 105mph winds while moving quickly N.E. Damage was extensive but not as bad as areas to south.Moderate roof damage to many buildings,signs down & many trees toppled. Unofficial gust 108mph.
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.............