(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- 2 ts,2003ts,2005ts,2005,2008br,2009tsbr,2011ts,2012 63
times in 141yrs end of 2012
above Brenda,Esther,Ethel,Hilda,Betsy,Camille,Carmen,Babe,Bob,Frederic,Elena,Juan, Florence,Georges,Hermine,Allison,Bertha ,Isidore,Bill,Cindy,Katrina,Gustav,Ida,Lee,Isaac,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=37, 58.73% H=26, 41.27%
Longest gap between storms 7 years 1936-1944
How often New Orleans gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.24 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (9h)once every 15.67 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 107mph
Statistically when New Orleans should be affected
next affected in 2012
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.
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.............