(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,1916,1917brm,1923-2ts,1926, 1932,1932bdts,1947,1948tsbr,1950br,1955-2ts,1956br,1960(hurdat),1964xtropstbd,1965brm,1969m,1979m,1985m,1985tsbr,1995brm,1998,2001bdsubts,2002-2ts,2003tsbr,2004m,2005bdts, 2005,2009ts,2011tsbr,2017ts,2017,(2018ts not in stats) 54 times in 146yrs end of 2017
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,Cindy,Nate,Gordon,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=32, 59.26% H=22, 40.74%
Longest gap between storms 14 years 1933-1946
How often Biloxi
gets affected? brushed or hit every 2.70 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (16h)once every 9.13 years State stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage) (4) Every 36.50 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 102mph
Statistically when Biloxi should be affected
next hit in 2018
by 2018 Sept 4th Tropical Storm Gordon passes just east of here with 70mph winds.
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.............