Kenedy county,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 near or within core winds
1874bdts,1875,1880,1886,1886br,1887br,1902ts,1909br,1910,1912,1913,1916,1919,1925ts,1931tsbr,1933br,1934br,1936br,1945ts,1945,1947tsbr,1954tsbr,1960tsbr,1961br,1967,1968tsbr,
1970br,1971ts,1978tsbr,1980,1993ts,1998tsbr,1999,2008ts,2010ts
35 times in 145yrs end of 2016




Names from list above
Alice,Ella,Abbey,Carla,Beulah,Candy,Celia,Fern,Amelia,Allen,Arlene,Charley,Bret,Dolly,Hermine,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=15, 42.86% H=20, 57.14%

Longest gap between storms
14 years 1888-1901

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.14 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(12h)once every 12.08 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
107mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
2 years overdue
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 just west from the SE with 55mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1875 sept 16th 176 killed when a 115mph hurricane passes just east of the area from the ESE with gusts to 100mph locally.
1880 Aug 13th, 130mph to the south from the ESE
1886 Sept 23rd, 90mph from the SSE
1910 Sept 14th ,110mph from the east.
1912 oct 16th, 95mph from the S.E
1913 June 27th,75mph from the ESE
1916 August 18th ,115mph from the ESE makes landfall in the north part of the county.Possessed 932 mb central pressure at landfall, 25 nmi radius of maximum winds (RMW), and a landfall point of 26.8N, 97.4W
1919 Sep. 14, 85mph from the east. Landfall point of 27.2N, 97.3W, 950 mb Central Pressure, 35 nmi Radius of Maximum Wind .
1945 Aug 26th,120mph just offshore while moving north
1967 Sept 20th hurricane Beulah from the SSE, winds here were 115mph causing heavy damage & alot of rain with many tornadoes,storm surge was over 9 ft.
1980 Aug 10th hurricane Allen brushes well to the south with 110mph winds after earlier being a cat 5 from the ESE
1999 Hurricane Bret hits aug 22nd with 125mph winds some moderate damage as winds diminished quickly due to slow movement.


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.............
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