Corpus Christi,Texas 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
1874bdts,1875,1881ts,1886,1886bd,1902ts,1912,1913,1916,1919,1921tsbr
1929br,1931tsbr,1934-36ts,1942br,1943-2tsbr,1945,1945tsbr,1958ts,1960tsbr
1961br,1967bdbr,1968ts,1970,1971ts,1980br,1993ts,1998ts,1999br,2003br,2007ts,2010tsbr
34 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Ella,Carla,Cindy,Celia,Fern,Arlene,Charley ,Bret,Claudette,Erin,Hermine,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=18, 52.94% H=16, 47.06%

Longest gap between storms
15 years 1886-1902

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.17 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(9h)once every 15.78 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
105mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
due in 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 brushes just west from the SE with 45mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1874 a storm on sept 5th (text taken from Lake charles NWS)Waves "mountainous high" rolled through the Bay. Heavy winds and rains continued until 3 PM on the 5th, when the eye passed overhead. Winds that evening increased out the south with greater force. Schooners were shoved inland, ramming houses and trees along their way. Water Street was wiped out of existence. Half the chickens in Corpus Christi met an untimely fate. (Ellis 27). The Brazos Santiago lighthouse, already in a rotting state, was completely leveled. The light keeper's wife met her fate in the storm (Cipra 204). Velasco, one of the oldest towns in Texas, was originally located at the Mouth of the Brazos River.
1875 a hurricane hits with 115mph winds just north sept 16th 150 killed in texas
1886 aug 20th a hurricane from the ESE with 150mph winds
1886 Sept 23rd 80mph from the south
1912 -95mph Oct 16th from the SSE
1913 from the S.E June 27th cat 1 75mph from the ESE
1916 aug 19th hits press 29.07 90mph 15 killed
1919 85mph from the east on september 14th a 16 ft storm surge kills 284 press 28.65, 900 homes destroyed.488 missing at sea off the Florida coast
1945 Aug 26th 130mph while moving by to the north just offshore a 4ft storm surge
1970 Aug 3rd 125mph from the ESE hurricane Celia hits as area has gusts to 161mph kills 1,1injures 466 causes 1.8 billion dollars damage (in 1998 figures) total devestation.65,000 Famalies suffered loses in Texas,8,950 homes destroyed,13,850 severly damaged,41,800 minor damage.
1998 t.s charley hits direct with 60mph winds dumping very heavy rain on august 22nd In S.W texas very heavy rain floods areas killing 14 inland from slow movement



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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