|Bay Saint Louis,Mississippi's history with tropical
(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm
(bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names
are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm
description is given.
within or near core
1985,1985tsbr,1988br,1995brm,1997br,1998,2001bdstst,2002ts,2003tsbr,2004br,2005ts,2005,2008br,2009tsbr,2011bdxts,2017ts,2017br,(2018tsbr not in stats)
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=33, 56.90% H=25, 43.10%
Longest gap between storms
6 years 1989-1994
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.51 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(11h)once every 13.27 years State stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(5)once every 29.20 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2018
2018 Sept 4th Tropical Storm Gordon brushes east of here with 70mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1893,105mph oct 2nd from the S.W over 1,000 in mississippi killed bodies washed ashore up to 1 month after landfall.
1901 Aug 15th 90mph from the SSW passes just east by 24 miles.
1906 sept 27th ,a 130mph hurricane weakening to cat 2 passes just 33 miles east from the south .Quarantine station on Ship Island was devastated and lives lost. The storm ate one mile off east end of Horn Island, swallowing lighthouse and drowning keeper.
1916 July 5th a 120mph hurricane hits the area for 16hrs killing 10 passes just east of here.
1947 Sept 19th 95mph from the ESE passes 26 miles to the south.
1960 Sept 15th a cat one Ethel with 80mph winds (hurdat) weakens while moving in
1969 camille aug 18th,passes directly over from the SSE as a cat 5 175mph (hurdat) 900mb ,major damage with a 22 ft storm surge in this area. kills 137 along the coast . Over8,000 animals killed,9,500 injured. | Damage photo | Camille headlines from New York | Newspaper headline | Surge reports | Camille remembered newspaper 20 yrs later | advisory showing winds & size before landfall | Newspaper headline | Surge animation | Reanalysis of Camille | USGS surge info..
1979 Sept 13th Hurricane Frederic hits just east of here by 51 miles with 130mph winds from the SSE
1985 sept 2nd hurricane Elena hits direct with winds of 115mph
to 125mph from the ESE, Tornado rips off roof at shelter.8 ft storm surge heavy damage on shoreline.Gulfport, MI 8:00 am 9/2 60 mph 105 mph --
Ham RadioWind map | newspaper headlines | av model error
1998 Sept 28th,hurricane
Georges hit just east of here by 18 miles from the S.E with 105mph winds press 28.76 this area had north
winds of 90mph recorded moderate damage in late sept
2005 August 29th Hurricane Katrina hits this area hard with 125mph winds just west by 15 miles from the south. . Record surge accompanies this hurricane & kills well over 1400 in the strike area.Radar animation | Newspaper article about winds | damage map | Jim Williams from hurricanecity.com predicts a hurricane hit for this area on june 1st 2005. | portion of our live coverage | Dramatic before & after photos from Mississippi #1 | #2 |#3 |#4 |#5 |#6 |#7 | damage shot | Illinois newspaper 9 months later | Color enhanced satellite vapor image | track and dates | surge animation | USGS surge info
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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