How many times has Florida been hit by a hurricane in November

Hurricane strikes are rare late in the season

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Nicole making landfall as a hurricane early Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 near Florida. It's such a sprawling storm that it has covered nearly the entire peninsula while reaching into Georgia and South Carolina. (NOAA via AP) (Uncredited)

ORLANDO, Fla. – By November, tropical activity is typically on the decline. Since the late 1800s, only three hurricanes have made landfall in the state of Florida in November.

The most recent, of course, was Hurricane Nicole. Nicole made landfall as a Category 1 storm near Vero Beach. It caused extensive damage along the east coast of Florida

Prior to Nicole, you have to go back more than 30 years to find a November hurricane landfall in Florida.

November hurricanes in Florida

Hurricane Kate made landfall near Mexico Beach in 1985 as a Category 2 storm. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. The storm packed winds of 120 mph, Category 3 status, over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fifty years separated Kate and the first hurricane to make landfall in the Sunshine State in November. An unnamed hurricane, also known as the Yankee Hurricane made landfall north of Miami Beach with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.

This was an odd storm, originating near Bermuda and moving west toward the U.S. The hurricane was forced south down the eastern seaboard eventually making landfall in Florida.

Yankee hurricane of 1935

The storm dissipated in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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