Gulfport,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.

Years within or near core
1872ts,1877br,1879ts,1881tsbr,1885ts,1887ts,1887bdts,1889tsbr,1892bdts,1893,1893tsbr,1894tsbr,
1895ts,1900ts,1901,1906,1907ts,1911ts,1912br,1914tsbd,1915ts,1916,1923bdts,
1923ts,1926,1932br,1932bdts,1944bdts,1947br,1948ts,1955-2ts,1956br,1960ts,1964xtropstbd,
1965br,1969,1979tsbr,1979,1985,1985tsbr,1995br,1998,2002-2ts,2003bdtsbr,2004,
2005ts,2005,2009ts,2011ts
51 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Brenda,Flossy,Ethel,Betsy,Camille,Bob,Frederic,Elena,Juan,Opal,Georges,Bertha,Hanna,Isidore,Bill,Ivan,Cindy, Katrina,Ida,Lee,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=32, 62.75% H=19, 37.25%

Longest gap between storms
11 years 1932-1944

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.78 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(11h)once every 12.91 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of the 2014 season

Last affected by
Sept 5th, 2011 tropical storm Lee passes just north while moving N.E with 40mph winds.


This areas hurricane past
1893, 85mph oct 2nd from the S.W over 1,000 in mississippi killed bodies washed ashore up to 1 month after landfall
1901 Aug 15th 90mph from the SSW
1906 sept 27th ,a 130mph hurricane hits from the SSE.Quarantine station on Ship Island was devastated and lives lost. The storm ate one mile off east end of Horn Island, swallowing lighthouse and drowning keeper.
1916 july 5th a 120mph hurricane hits the area for 16hrs killing 10
1926 Sept 20th a weakening cat 2 with 110mph winds reached Gulfport with a calm eye for 10 min press 29.08 from the ESE
1969 camille aug 17th,just west from the SSE as a cat 5 175mph (hurdat) 900mb ,major damage with a 22 ft storm surge in this area. kills 137 along the coast . Over8,000 animals killed,9,500 injured. | Damage photo | Camille headlines from New York | Newspaper headline | Surge reports | Camille remembered newspaper 20 yrs later | advisory showing winds & size before landfall | Newspaper headline | Surge animation
1979 Sept 13th Hurricane Frederic hits just east of here with 130mph winds from the SSE
1985 sept 2nd hurricane Elena hits with winds of 115mph to 125mph from the ESE, Tornado rips off roof at shelter.8 ft storm surge heavy damage on shoreline.Gulfport, MI 8:00 am 9/2 60 mph 105 mph -- Ham RadioWind map | newspaper headlines | av model error
1998 Sept 28th,hurricane Georges hit just east of here from the S.E with 105mph winds press 28.76 this area had north winds of 90mph recorded moderate damage in late sept
2004 Sept 16th Hurricane Ivan hits to the east of here with 130mph winds from the South
2005 August 29th Hurricane Katrina hits this area hard with 125mph winds just west from the south. (nws)Gulfport gpt sustained 070/40 kt 1025 utc peak 090/55 kt 1008 utc . A category 5 surge accompanies this hurricane & kills well over 100 in this area.Radar animation | Newspaper article about winds | damage map | Jim Williams from hurricanecity.com predicts a hurricane hit for this area on june 1st 2005. | portion of our live coverage | Dramatic before & after photos from Mississippi #1 | #2 |#3 |#4 |#5 |#6 |#7 | damage shot | 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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