(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(since 1871).
within or near core 1872ts,1877br,1879ts,1881ts,1885ts,1887-2ts,1889ts,1892ts,1893tsbr,1893,1894tsbr,1895ts,1900ts,1901,1906,1907ts,1911ts,1912,1914bdts,1915tsbr,1916,1917br,1923-2ts,1926, 1932,1932bdts,1947,1948tsbr,1950br,1955-2ts,1956br,1960(hurdat),1964xtropstbd,1965br,1969,1979,1985,1985tsbr,1995br,1998,2001bdsubts,2002-2ts,2003tsbr,2004,2005bdts, 2005,2009ts,2011tsbr 52 times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list above Baker,Brenda,Flossy,Hilda,Ethel,Betsy,Camille,Frederic,Juan,Elena,Opal,Georges,Allison,Hanna,Isidore,Bill,Ivan,Cindy,Katrina,Ida,Lee,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=31, 59.62% H=21, 40.38%
Longest gap between storms 14 years 1933-1946
How often Biloxi
gets affected? brushed or hit every 2.79 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (15h)once every 9.67 years State stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 103mph
Statistically when Biloxi should be affected
next 2 years overdue
by 2011 Sept 5th,Tropical storm Lee passes just north while moving N.E with 40mph winds.
Stat sources:NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane reseach 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 Scwartz.....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.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............