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,1934ts,1936ts,1942br,1943-2tsbr,1945,1945tsbr,1958ts,1960tsbr,1961,1967bdbr,1968ts,
1970,1971ts,1980br,1993ts,1998ts,1999br,2003br,2007ts,2010tsbr,(2017 not in stats)
34 times in 145yrs end of 2016




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

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

Longest gap between storms
15 years 1887-1901

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.26 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(10h)once every 14.50 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
109mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
hit in 2017
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
2017 August 25th/26th Hurricane Harvey hits just north of city with 130mph winds while moving N.W.

This areas hurricane past
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
1961 Hurricane Carla comes in just north of here by 50 miles with 140mph winds(hurdat) on Sept 11th.
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. Satellite at landfall
2017 August 25th/26th Hurricane Harvey hits just north of city by 23 miles with 130mph winds while moving N.W. Caused heavy damage to small towns to north Radar at landfall | Our live broadcast as it happened | Relief concert 5 former presidents attend | Texas sea grant paper | Houston NWS Harvey info


Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research 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 Schwartz.....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.....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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