Biloxi,Mississippi's history with tropical systems
current weather

(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).

Years within or near core
60 times in 150yrs end of 2021

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=35, 58.62% H=25, 41.38%

Longest gap between storms
14 years 1933-1946

How often Biloxi gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.50 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(16h)once every 9.38 years State stats

Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage)
(4) Every 37.5 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)

Statistically when Biloxi should be affected next
before the end of 2024

Last affected by
2021 Aug 29th Hurricane Ida passes well to the west by 89 miles while moving north with 115mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1893 Oct 2nd 110mph from the S.W, logs from Handsboro mills battered down the Biloxi Bay railroad bridge. Shorelines crumbled; boat crews drowned. Corpses continued to surface a month later. About 2,000 died; 100 of them were Mississippians.
1901 Aug 15th 80mph category 1 from the SSW.
1906 a hurricane just east causes a high storm surge sept 27th with 110mph winds causes very heavy damage,press 28.29 from the SSE
1912 Sept 14th 75mph from the south
1916 july 5th 90mph from the SSE batters area for 16hrs causes heavy damage & kills 10,many flipped over in cars trying to escapethe 115 to 120mph winds.11.6FT storm surge
1926 sept 21st 75mph weakening to tropical storm hits . Northern part of eye passed over Biloxi at 9:00AM press 29.03 from the ESE
1932 Sept 1st 80mph from the S.E
1947 September 19th, 90mph from the ESE a storm surge of 11.1 feet well to S.W kills 22 on gulf coast. Newspaper article
1960 Sept 15th a cat one with 80mph winds (hurdat) weakens while moving in
1969 camille a cat 5 165mph from the SSE total devastation storm surge 19.52 feet in Biloxi 1.4 billion dollars damage Aug 17th hurricane camille just west of here winds here reported at 130mph.Damage photo | Monument | monument | Surge reports | advisory showing winds & size before landfall | Camille headlines from New York | Camille remembered newspaper 20 yrs later | Newspaper headline | Surge animation | Reanalysis of Camille | USGS surge info.
1979 Sept 13th,Hurricane Frederic hits just east with 130mph winds from the SSE. NHC Wallet
1985 Elena changed direction 3 times finally hit with 115mph winds labor day one/2 billion in damage. Biloxi, MI morning 9/2 115 mph from the ESE-- Civil Defense. Biloxi, MI-West 8.0 Over the road debris Route 90- oceanside at 8 ft. 5 Biloxi, MI 10.5 Transit to debris Rt 90 and east bridge line, BM 13 ft. Wind map | newspaper headlines | av model error
1998 Sept 28th,hurricane Georges west eye wall over area with 105mph winds causing moderate damage from the S.E. USGS surge info
2004 Sept 16th Hurricane Ivan passes to the east with 130mph winds from the south. NHC Report
2005 August 29th Hurricane Katrina hits well west of here with 105mph winds closest approach at landfall from the south.Biloxi-keesler afb sustained 110/47 kt 1355 utc peak 110/78 kt 1355 utc .5,000 homes & businesses destroyed. A category 5 surge in biloxi river at wortham 26.00 ft accompanies this hurricane & kills well over 100 in this area.Radar animation | Newspaper article about winds | Waterline Camille vr Katrina | Newspaper damage map | Jim Williams from predicts a hurricane hit for this area on june 1st 2005. | damage shot | Our coverage as it happened | damage shot | Camille monument damaged by Katrina | Damage shot | Katrina memorial | Katrina memorial panned out | Katrina memorial closeup | Camille surge pole in Pass Christian destroyed by Katrina | Illinois newspaper 9 months later | Color enhanced satellite vapor image | track and dates | surge animation | USGS surge info
2017 Oct 8th Hurricane Nate center passes over with 85mph winds 984mb while moving quickly North.Biloxi gust to 71mph storm tide nearly 11 ft.USGS surge info | Power outage map | NHC report

Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports 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 (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 many more.............
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