(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 1887tsbr,1892,1921br,1924-2ts,1936,1944ts,1947br,1949br,1951brm,1951tsbr,1954tsbr,1955bdtsbr,1955br,1956br,1956ts,1978ts,1988,1990,1993br,1996br, 2005-2ts,2007,2007tsbr,2011-2ts,2014tsbr,2016ts,2017-2br 31
times in 146 yrs end of 2017
Names from list
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=16, 51.61% H=15, 48.39%
Longest gap between storms 28 years 1893-1920
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 4.71 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (5h)once every 29.20 years
Average years between major hurricane hits.(0) not enough data
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 85mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next before the end of 2022
Last affected by 2017 Sept 8th ,2017 Hurricane katia moves in just south of here with 85mph winds.
This areas hurricane past 1892 Oct 15th a hurricane moves onshore just north of here by 21 miles with 85mph winds. 1936 Aug 30th 80mph just south by 32 miles from the ENE 1988 Sept 2nd Hurricane Debby hits just 19 miles south while moving west with 75mph winds. 1990 Aug 7th Hurricane Diana hits direct with 100mph winds while moving west. 2007 Aug 22nd Hurricane Dean hits from the east with 85mph 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.............