Current Radar or Satellite Image

Flhurricane.com - Central Florida Hurricane CenterHurricanes Without the Hype! Since 1995


Another rainy week for Florida coming, another low area coming late this week, but unlikely to develop.
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 225 (Nate) , Major: 242 (Maria) Florida - Any: 252 (Irma) Major: 252 (Irma)
 


General Discussion >> Hurricane History

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Ed DunhamAdministrator
Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017)


Reged: Sun
Posts: 2565
Loc: Melbourne, FL
Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #353 - Sat May 25 2002 12:20 PM

Thought that I'd start this Forum with something that I've been working on for a few years. Perhaps a few of you who reside in the Central Florida area might find it interesting. The data was collected from both official (NWS) and popular literature, the NHC track data, the Unisys position data, and newspaper articles. The data interpolation, based on the strength and size of each storm and its proximity to central Florida, is
my own assessment. Wind speeds are in MPH and represent an average for the area. Storm strength is based on the impact in the Melbourne area - which is usually lower than the official strength at the storm center. I've added
a category called Strong Tropical Storm whenever sustained winds in the area were 55mph or greater (but less than hurricane strength). On average, the data shows that we get a Tropical Storm in the Central Florida area every 2 to 3 years and a Hurricane every 9 years. It also highlights some
interesting events - such as August, 1871, with two hurricanes in eight days. Assuming that the analysis is correct, the research notes that the Melbourne-Titusville area has never recorded a major hurricane (since 1851). It was interesting to note that the news reports of the 1870s and 1880s often greatly enhanced the real magnitude of the storm (and I guess that it still happens today from time to time). Its an ongoing effort in that new data might reveal yet another storm, or better define an existing one, however, I think that the list is now fairly accurate for the central Florida coastal area.

John has provided a link to the Storm List:

http://flhurricane.com/mlbstorms.html

Cheers,
ED

Edited by Ed Dunham (Sun May 26 2002 09:58 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Rad
Weather Guru


Reged: Thu
Posts: 173
Loc: St. Pete Fl. {27.8N 82.7W} 27.81N 82.73W
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #364 - Sat May 25 2002 07:21 PM

Sounds like interesting reading Ed , When you get a chance ship it this way !! Thanx, No I dont have Excel

--------------------
RIDE 2 LIVE 2 RIDE


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Ed DunhamAdministrator
Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017)


Reged: Sun
Posts: 2565
Loc: Melbourne, FL
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #365 - Sat May 25 2002 07:39 PM

Rad:
Converted the list and sent it your way. Let me know if it was readable.
Cheers,
ED


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Rad
Weather Guru


Reged: Thu
Posts: 173
Loc: St. Pete Fl. {27.8N 82.7W} 27.81N 82.73W
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #366 - Sat May 25 2002 08:07 PM

Yes , I got it Ed, that made for some interesting reading, 2 hurricanes in 8 DAYS WOW !!

--------------------
RIDE 2 LIVE 2 RIDE


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Ed DunhamAdministrator
Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017)


Reged: Sun
Posts: 2565
Loc: Melbourne, FL
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #377 - Sun May 26 2002 08:49 AM

Note that John has provided a link to the storm list:

http://flhurricane.com/mlbstorms.html

Cheers,
ED


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Rad
Weather Guru


Reged: Thu
Posts: 173
Loc: St. Pete Fl. {27.8N 82.7W} 27.81N 82.73W
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #390 - Sun May 26 2002 11:45 AM

Makes for Excellant reading ,Check it out

--------------------
RIDE 2 LIVE 2 RIDE


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Kevin
Weather Master


Reged: Fri
Posts: 524
Loc: EC Florida
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #630 - Tue Jun 04 2002 05:02 PM

Nice link, Ed. Thanks for compiling it.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
JustMe
Weather Guru


Reged: Mon
Posts: 128
Loc: Orlando, Florida 28.54N 81.39W
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area
      #648 - Wed Jun 05 2002 08:14 AM

Thank you for the list

I enjoyed it alot. Makes you think back and be thankful at how very lucky we have been

--------------------

I have survived Betsy Miss, Camille Miss., Andrew Fl, Charley Fl, Frances FL, Jeanne FL,


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Floyd
Unregistered




Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area [Re: JustMe]
      #18927 - Wed Aug 11 2004 10:29 AM

Growing up in Cocoa Beach, I have heard that there was a hurrincane that took out the original causway that came into town on what is now Minuteman Causway, at city hall. The stories said all the water was blown out of the rivers, and that people could go out and collect fish for some time before the water returned. When I was a kid, the old pilings could be seen out in the river, and we used to fish off of the bridge footers.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
CAK
Registered User


Reged: Wed
Posts: 1
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #22745 - Wed Sep 01 2004 07:51 PM Attachment (549 downloads)

Hey, Thanks for the useful information. After 10 years in Central FL, I'm back in D.C.; my house is in Melbourne - built there because of lack of major storms in the area. Right now, I am praying and believing that Frances will behave like Floyd did 5 years ago and just go away (of course we went to the beach and yelled at it after we boarded the house up). Appreciate your efforts.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
kelcot
Weather Guru


Reged: Wed
Posts: 104
Loc: Canton, Ga
Re: Tropical Cyclone History - Melbourne Area [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #22768 - Wed Sep 01 2004 08:13 PM

thanks for that Ed! It makes one wonder though cuz the strongest winds I saw on your chart were only 105. Unfortunately if this b@%$h hits Vero, I think the whole town will pretty much be flattened.

--------------------
Kelly


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1



Extra information
0 registered and 4 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  CFHC, Ed Dunham, Colleen A., danielw, Clark, RedingtonBeachGuy, Bloodstar, tpratch, typhoon_tip, cieldumort 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating: *****
Topic views: 8263

Rate this topic

Jump to

Note: This is NOT an official page. It is run by weather hobbyists and should not be used as a replacement for official sources. 
CFHC's main servers are currently located at
Hostdime.com in Orlando, FL.
Image Server Network thanks to Mike Potts and Amazon Web Services. If you have static file hosting space that allows dns aliasing contact us to help out! Some Maps Provided by:
Great thanks to all who donated and everyone who uses the site as well. Site designed for 800x600+ resolution
When in doubt, take the word of the National Hurricane Center