Grand Isle,Louisiana's history with tropical
systemscurrent 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).
within or near core
1992,1997,1998ts,2002 tsbr,2002ts,2004tsbr,2005-2,2008,2009tsbr,2011tsbr,2012,(2017ts &2017br not in stats)
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Names from list
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=29, 45.31% H=35, 54.69%
Longest gap between storms
7 years 1902-1908
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.27 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.( hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(24h)once every 6.04 years state stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds or hurdat re, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2017
2017 Oct 7th Hurricane Nate brushes 43 miles east of here as a lopsided system with 85mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1877 Sept 18th 80mph from the west
1887 oct 18th 85mph from the S.W heavy crop damage reported
1888 Aug `9th 110mph just west from the south
1889 Sept 23rd 75mph from the S.W
1893 Sept 7th 85mph winds from the S.W just east of here
1893 oct 2nd,130mph from the S.W nearly 2,000 killed,est 100mph winds a 16ft storm surge
1897 Sept 12th 80mph from the ESE just south
1901 aug 14th,90mph from the SSW a 6ft storm tide,washed out railroads and sunk several ships in the Pensacola Harbor.According to the Hurricane research division this was a cat 1 at landfall.
1909 Sept 20th, 120 mph from the south, passes 65 miles to the west 353 killed in louisiana causes 5 million dollars damage 16ft storm surge,110-mph winds propelled a 10-foot wave of water through the town of Dulac.
1915 sept 29th 125mph to 140mph winds from the south just west
90% of buildings destroyed 275 killed a 12 ft storm surge here pressure 28.11,Burrwood reported 106mph winds. Many drowned in low lying areas due to to ignoring evacuation warnings. Made landfall around 1:00PM and moved north towars New orleans with the eye passing right over Tulane university. Damage in nearby Leeville left only 100 buildings standing. This was the most intense hurricane known to the
recorded history of this part of the country.
1920 sept 21st 95mph from the SSE,1 killed here
1948 sept 4th 75mph (hurdat) from the SSW
1956 sept 24th hurricane Flossy 90mph (hurdat)gusts to 110 press from the WSW,29.03 very heavy rain & a 13ft storm surge
1965 Betsy sept 9th 155mph from the S.E
, 81 killed a 15ftstorm surge press 28.00. Betsy page
1969 aug 17th 170mph (hurdat) Camille hits from the SSE with a 17ft
storm surge in this location(total devestation from a cat 5 to the east of here,gusts here reported over 105mph. Reanalysis of Camille
1974 Sept 7th 150mph winds Hurricane Carmen from the south
1979 Hurricane Bob comes in just west on July 11th with 75mph winds from the SSW
1988 Sept 10th Hurricane Florence hits with 75mph winds from the south
1992 Aug 25th Hurricane Andrew passes just south while moving N.W with 145mph winds
1997 july 18th Danny 75mph from the WSW bar 29.21
danny minor damage actually intensified from a T-Storm to a Hurricane over marshes.
2005 July 6th Tropical storm Cindy briefly becomes a minimal hurricane while moving north.Caused some flooding,downed trees & widespread power outages.
2005 august 29th Hurricane Katrina hits just east with 145mph winds (est) while moving north with very heavy damage and surge. Highest wind in this areas was 114mph at the Grand Isle C-MAN station 2.5 hrs prior to the eye hitting Buras. Jim Williams from hurricanecity.com predicts a hurricane hit for this area on june 1st 2005. | Newspaper article about winds | Color enhanced satellite vapor image | track and dates
2008 Sept 1st Hurricane Gustav comes ashore just west with 110mph winds while moving N.W 10 ft storm surge.A wind gust of 117mph was recorded at S.W pass at the mouth of the Mississippi on sept 1st.Gustav model history | final report by NHC
2012 Aug 29th,Hurricane Isaac hits from the S.E with 80mph winds while moving very slowly. Surge & tidal flooding a problem with slow moving system moving NNW. Grand Isle gust to 84mph sustained at 68mph, Isaac model history | Huricane warning show......(requires subscription) | Radar at landfall | final NHC report
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.............
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