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When was Hurricane Frances in Florida?

Last Updated: 15th June, 2020

Sept. 5, 2004

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Beside this, what category was Hurricane Frances when it hit Florida?

The hurricane finally made landfall as a Category 2 storm at Hutchinson Island, FL, early on 5 September with winds of 169 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 960 mb (hPa).

Secondly, what hurricane hit Florida in the 80s? 1980

  • August 7, 1980- Hurricane Allen passes about 310 miles (500 km) south of Key West, Florida.
  • November 8–12, 1980- An inflow band from Hurricane Jeanne over the central Gulf of Mexico combines with a stationary cold front, producing torrential rainfall across southern Florida.

Keeping this in consideration, when did the 3 hurricanes hit Florida?

Most intense landfalling tropical cyclones in the U.S. state of Florida

Strongest landfalling tropical cyclones in the U.S. state of Florida
Rank Hurricane Season
3 Michael 2018
4 "Florida Keys" 1919
Charley 2004

What three hurricanes hit Florida 2004?

Florida was directly impacted by four major hurricanes during the season – Hurricane Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne. This was the first time four tropical cyclones produced hurricane-force winds in one state during a single season since four hurricanes made landfall in Texas in 1886.

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