(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 143yrs end of 2014
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 1932-1947
How often Biloxi
gets affected? brushed or hit every 2.75 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (15h)once every 9.53 years State stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 95mph
Statistically when Biloxi should be affected
next due in 2015
by 2011 Sept 5th,Tropical storm Lee passes just north while moving N.E with 40mph winds.
Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............