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
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,1960ts,1964xtropstbd,1965br,1969,1979,1985,1985tsbr,1995br,1998,2001bdsubts,
2002-2ts,2003tsbr,2004,2005bdts,2005,2009ts,2011tsbr
52 times in 142yrs end of 2013


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=32, 61.54% H=20, 38.46%

Longest gap between storms
14 years 1932-1947

How often Biloxi gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.73 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(14h)once every 10.14 years State stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
103mph

Statistically when Biloxi should be affected next
before the end of 2014



Last affected by
2011 Sept 5th,Tropical storm Lee passes just north while moving N.E with 40mph 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
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
1979 Sept 13th,Hurricane Frederic hits just east with 130mph winds from the SSE.
1985 Elena changed direction 3 times finally hit 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.
2004 Sept 16th Hurricane Ivan passes to the east with 130mph winds from the south
2005 August 29th Hurricane Katrina hits well west of here with 105mph winds 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 | Newspaper damage map | Jim Williams from hurricanecity.com predicts a hurricane hit for this area on june 1st 2005. | damage shot | 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




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.............
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