(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 1878br,1892tsbr,1903br,1921,1931ts,1933tsbr,1933ts,1933-2,1934ts,1938tsbr,1946ts,1947m,1951m,1955ts,1955m,1956,1956tsbr,1959ts,1966m,1967,1988br,1990br,1993br,1996,2000, 2005ts,2011ts,2014ts 29
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=13, 44.83% H=16, 55.17%
Longest gap between storms 20 years 1967-1988
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 5.03 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (11h)once every 13.27 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(4) once every 36.5 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 93mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2019
by 2014 Tropical Storm Dolly hits from the east with 45mph winds on Sept 2nd. Four to eight inches of rain recorded in the area.
areas hurricane past 1921 Sept 7th,80mph from the ESE 1933 sept 15th, from the east 75mph . 1933 Sept 24th, 75mph from the east ,hundreds die from flooding 1947 August 15th, 115mph (hurdat) from the east. 1 death in Tampico & 18 others to the south. 1951 Aug 22nd,hurricane Charlie hits with 115mph
winds (hurdat) from the east 1955 Sept 19th,hurricane Hilda hits
with 120mph winds (hurdat) from the ESE causing bad damage & heavy flooding.200 killed,half of city underwater.Panuco river highest level in 30 years. 1956 July 26th,hurricane Ana
hits just south with 80mph winds from the ESE press 29.26 1966 oct 10th hurricane Inez hits with 120mph winds from the east gusts to 127mph caused a 12 ft storm surge & kills 65 1967 Oct 4th,Hurricane Fern hits from the east with 75mph winds 1996 Aug 23rd, hurricane Dolly hits with
80mph winds press 29.15 just south from the ESE dumping heavy rain 2 killed 42 injured 100s
of homes flooded
2000,Oct 5th Hurricane Keith hits 20 miles to the north with 90mph winds from the ESE dumping heavy rains, 75mph winds reported in tampico. An elderly man was electrocuted in the city of Tampico in Mexico's northeastern state of Tamaulipas when he touched a live cable that had been blown down in his garden. Keith caused moderate damage as it left traffic signs damaged, some trees partially uprooted and billboards damaged.
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.............