Great Weather Events in the History of Tampa Bay

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Michael Bouth

One of the things that Florida may be best know for is its wild weather! Powerful storms have rocked the Tampa Bay region throughout its history, and played a role in shaping the area's development.

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Tampa Bay, Florida on October 7th, 1946 faced a Category-2 hurricane having wind speeds over 100miles/hr in the center. The storm entered West Coast of Florida near Tampa and Fort Myers around midnight and swept Northwards across the state with a…

The Tampa Bay 1848 hurricane was also called the 1848 Great Gale. It was the most severe hurricane to affect Tampa Bay, Florida at this time. The other major hurricane which made a landfall in Tampa Bay area was in 1921. The 1848 hurricane took place…

The 1921 Tampa Bay Hurricane in late October was the sixth serious tropical storm of that season. It was the first major storm to hit the area since the “1848 Great Gale.” Because of communications by cable and radio, this was one of the first…