Padre Island'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.

Years 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 142yrs end of 2013


Names 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 3.84 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force wind gusts for a few hours)
(14h)once every 10.14 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
108mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of the 2014 season
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. Hurricanecity coverage........... (subscription required) | Dolly headlines (St Petersburg times)



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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