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Old 09-13-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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So how common is it to have a Hurricane in October at the end of the Hurricane Season? I was in Florida in July, weather was so so. I was there again in Aug and the weather was AMAZING....I would assume this is the peak time....
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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October is the worst for hurricanes. August-Sept. are also bad, but some of the biggest, worst hurricanes have hit in October including Andrew in 1992. The peak months are August-October. It is rare a hurricane hits outside of that frame.

As far as the weather you encountered, it is totally random from July-September. One week it is hot, sunny, clear, and 101 degrees outside with no rain. The next it can rain all day every day and be 86 degrees. The only thing consistent with FL weather in the summer is the humidity.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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YIKES! Not the response I wanted to hear....thought since Oct was the end of the season that maybe there aren't that many....
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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October is the worst for hurricanes. August-Sept. are also bad, but some of the biggest, worst hurricanes have hit in October including Andrew in 1992. The peak months are August-October. It is rare a hurricane hits outside of that frame.
Andrew hit in August. Wilma, which had attained the record for the most powerful storm in the Atlantic basin, hit in late October. But yes, historically, August through October will have the powerful storms. The area to watch late in the season for storm development is the western Caribbean.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Ummm, no guys. The chances of a hurricane impacting the U.S. in October are pretty rare. On average we may have a landfall in October about once every 5 years. It is not common.

And Broward is correct, Andrew was a late August hurricane.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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I stand corrected about Andrew. But it seems that October often has the worst storms. Most years, we get a bunch of threats in October but nothing actually hits. The original poster should be fine though.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Oct. 24 2005 ( Wilma ) put my power out in my Weston house for 13 days, my house in Davie had no power for 11 days.
But having said that, alot has to do with grids, one block over was only out for 3 hours. I've lived all over Florida it is what it is, Ya about every 6-7 years we get hammered by a good one; I keep my "hurricane Kit " keep a eye on the sky
and pray my neighbors trim the coconut trees ( flying cannon balls ). It's just part of life here, like the north has snow storms,,, just respect and prepare, and enjoy the rest of the year,,, life is good,,,,
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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yep, you pretty much nailed it,
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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My neighborhood in Weston during Wilma 2005 lost power for about 45 minutes.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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My neighborhood in Weston during Wilma 2005 lost power for about 45 minutes.
Wow. That is terrible! I feel so badly for you!
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