(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).
miles 1872tsbr,1877br,1879br,1879ts,1885ts,1887br,1888br,1889tsbr,1890ts,1892ts,1893-2,1895tsbr,1897br,1901,1906br,1909br,1911tsbr,1912-2tsbr,1914bdts,1915,1916br,1920br,1923tsbr, 1923br,1926br,1926ts,1932ts,1932tsbr,1934tsbr,1936ts,1944ts,1947,1948ts,1949ts,1955-2ts,1956ts,1957ts,1960tsbr,1964br,1965,1969,1974br,1977tsbr,1979ts,1979br,1985br,1985tsbr, 1988ts,1998br,1998ts,2001subts,2002-2ts,2003ts,2005ts,2005,2008br,2009tsbr,2011ts,2012 63
times in 145yrs end of 2016
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=37, 58.73% H=26, 41.27%
Longest gap between storms 7 years 1937-1943
How often New Orleans gets
affected by named storm? brushed or hit every 2.30 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (9h)once every 16.11 yearsstate stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 109mph
Statistically when New Orleans should be affected
next 2 years overdue
Last affected by Last affected
by 2012 Aug 29th Hurricane Isaac passes 45 miles to the S.W with 80 mph winds while moving slowly NNW causing surge flooding in surrounding areas 5 dead in Louisiana.
Stat sources:NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane reseach 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 Scwartz.....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.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............