(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.
within or near core 1874tsbr,1875br,1880,1885tsbr,1886,1887,1895br,1902,1909,1910ts,1910,1912,1916,1921br,1925ts,1933ts, 1933,1934tsbr,1936ts,1945,1947ts,1954br,1960ts,1967,1968tsbr,1970br,1971tsbr,1975tsbr,1978ts,1980,1983br, 1988br,1993ts,1999,2003ts,2008,2010ts 37
times in 143yrs end of 2014
from list above Alice,Candy,Celia,Edith,Caroline,Amelia,Allen,Barry,Gilbert,Arlene ,Bret,Erika,Dolly,Hermine,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=16, 43.24% H=21, 56.76%
Longest gap between storms 8 years 1936-1945
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.86 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours) (14h)once every 10.21 yearsstate stats
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 108mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
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 60mph winds.
This areas hurricane past 1880 Aug 12th ,150mph from the ESE 1886 Sept 23rd, 95mph from theSSE 1887 Sept 21st 90mph from the east 1902 June 26th,80mph from the south
1909 June 29th 80mph from the east
1910 Sept 14th 110mph from the east just north area is totally under water . 1912 Oct 16th, 95mph from the SE just offshore 1916 Aug 18th from the ESE just north 932mb 115mph at landfall . 1933 sept 4th winds est at 95mph from the east & 17 million dollars damage. 1945 Aug 26th, 110mph from the south passes just east 1967 Sept 20th 160mph from the SSE
hurricane Beulah hits heavy damage from flooding & tornadoes 1980 Aug 9th,hurricane Allen
hits just south from the ESE with 120mph winds moderate damage here mostly from flooding.
In 1999 aug 22nd Hurricane Bret hits north end from the S.E with 125mph winds.caused 12 new cuts on islands.
2008 July 23rd Hurricane Dolly hits south Padre Island with 85mph winds . Most wind damage caused by S.W & West winds up to 80mph. Roof damage broken glass & signs on Padre Island. Storm surges of up to 4 feet were observed at South Padre Island, Port Mansfield, and the Port of Brownsville, Texas. Water flowed eastward from the Laguna Madre, inundating the bay side of South Padre Island with 3 to 4 feet of water.
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