Port Arthur,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 60 miles
1871-2tsbr,1875bdts,1879,1882,1886-2,1891tsbr,1897,1898tsbr,1898ts,1900,1909br,1915br,1918,1932,1934ts,1938br,1940
1940ts,1941ts,1941tsbr,1942br,1943,1946ts,1947br,1949br,1957,1957ts,1959tsbr,1963ts(hurdat),1970ts,1971br,
1973tsbr,1978ts,1979ts,1980tsbr,1982ts,1983br,1985tsbr,1985br,1986,1987ts,1989tsbr,2001tsbr,2005,2007,2008ts,2008
49 times in 142yrs end of 2013


Names from list above
Audrey,Debra,Cindy,Edith,Delia,Debra,Claudette,Danielle,Chris,Alicia,Danny,Juan,Bonnie,Chantal,Jerry,Rita, Humberto,Edouard,Ike,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=25, 51.02% H=24, 48.98%

Longest gap between storms
13 years 1918-1932

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.90 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(15h)once every 9.47 years state stats

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

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
2008 Hurricane Ike hits 65 miles to the south on Sept 13th with 110mph winds this massive hurricane gave Port Arthur hurricane force gusts & a very high storm surge flooding many areas.

This areas hurricane past
1879, 105mph winds from the south Aug 22nd
1882 Sept 15th,105mph from the ESE
1886 June 14th,95mph from the SSW
1886 oct 12th ,120mph just east from the south hurricane force winds for 36 hrs.
1897 SEP 13 85mph kills 13 Many houses in Port Arthur Destroyed.
1900 Sept 8th 150mph winds to the south hitting Galveston from the ESE
1918 Aug 6th 120mph winds from the SE just east.
1932 Aug 13th,150mph to the south while hitting Galveston from the SSE
1940 Aug 7th 80mph hurricane hits from the S.E winds with hurricane force winds extending out only 20 miles
1943 July 27th, 85mph from the ESE just south
1957 June 27th Hurricane Audrey hits from the south just east with 120mph winds (hurdat) moving north. 17,000 left homeless.Pressure recorded at landfall was 966mb 28.51
1979 tropical storm claudette dumped 40 inches of rain here
1986 June 26th Bonnie hit from the SE with 80mph winds moderate damage 3 killed
2005 Sept 24th Hurricane Rita hits with 120mph winds just east. Moderate damage & surge as east side of Rita passed by to the east.Moves slowly to the NW as a large hurricane weakening while moving in.Officially winds reached 116mph in Port Arthur.Radar at landfall | Damage map | Damage shot
2007 Sept 13th Hurricane Humberto hits with 85mph. Became a Hurricane quickly while moving NNE heading inland & caused moderate damage to the area.The highest official wind report was from CMAN station at sea rim pk with a 10min av wind speed of 70mph with gusts to 84mph. An unofficial gust of 101kt was recieved from a barge located in the golden Pass ship channel near the Texas/Louisiana border. Strengthened from 25kts to 80kt within 24 hrs while to the south. Est 986mb before landfall and 988mb at the Beaumont/Port Arthur airport. Highest storm tide was 4.87ft from the Texas point guage. 1 death reported in the area,120,000 without power.Animated radarz
2008 Hurricane Ike hits 65 miles to the south on Sept 13th with 110mph winds this massive hurricane gave Port Arthur hurricane force gusts & a very high storm surge flooding many areas.Port Arthur, located several miles inland at the head of Sabine Lake, measured a maximum surge of 11.03 ft.Gusts recorded at 83mph Ike model history | surge animation


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