Brownsville'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
1874tsbr,1880,1886,1887,1895br,1902,1909,1910br,1910tsbr
1916tsbr(added from hurdat),1916br,1919br,1925ts,1933,1933tsbr,1936ts,1944tsbr(added from hurdat),1945br,1947ts,1954br,1958ts
1960tsbr,1967,1980,1983tsbr,1988br,2003 br,2008br,2010ts
29 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Alice,Alma,Abbey,Beulah,Allen,Barry,Gilbert, Erika,Dolly,Hermine,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=12, 41.38% H=17, 58.62%

Longest gap between storms
12 years 1967-1980

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.90 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(8h)once every 17.75 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
109mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2015
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by

2010 Sept 7th Tropical storm Hermine hits from the SE with 60mph winds.


This areas hurricane past
1880 aug 13th a major hurricane hits 145mph from the ESE
1886 Sept 23rd 90mph from the SSE
1887 95mph SEP 21 14 killed Press 28.93". 10.78" of rain.
1902 June 26th 80mph from the south
1909 June 29th 95mph from the east according to the hurricane research division.
1933 september 5th 95mph from the east a storm surge of 13 ft killing 40 & injuring 500.Heavy damage reported up to Corpus christi.Winds gusted to 125mph
1967 sept 20th, 160mph hurricane Beulah brushes to the south,area has gusts to 80mph & dumps 15 inches of rain here.Beulah 13 dead 136mph at landfall press 28.07 & estimated 95 tornadoes associated with beulah2 of 3 local T.V stations knocked off the air.10ft storm surge,up to 30 inch rain amounts in some areas.
1980 Aug 10th hurricane Allen hits with 115mph winds dumping 15 inches of rain here moderate damage 2 dead. Article | Av model error
2003 Hurricane Erika hits just south by 50 miles Aug 16th minimal cat 1 kills 2 in Montemorelos ,Mexico . Minor coastal flooding in South Texas.



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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