Freeport,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(since 1871).

Years within or near core
1871-2ts,1874tsbr,1877br,1879br,1880ts,1886br,1888,1888ts,1891,1895ts,1898tsbr,1899ts,1900,1901tsbr,1909,1915,1921br,1929br,1932,1933ts,1934br,1934,1938ts,1940ts,1941,1942-2br,
1943br,1945tsbr,1945,1947,1949,1957br,1959,1961br,1964ts,1970tsbr,1970,1971br,1973ts,1979ts,1980tsbr,1983,1989ts,1989,1995ts,2001ts,2002ts,2003br,2007tsbr,2008
52 times in 144yrs end of 2015




Names from list above
Carla,Abbey,Felice,Fern,Delia,Elena,Jerry,Dean,Allison,Fay,Claudette,Humberto,Ike,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=23, 44.23% H=29, 55.77%

Longest gap between storms
7 years 1902-1908 & 1922-1928

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.79 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(16h)once every 9.06 years state stats

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
100mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
5 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 Galveston approx 35 miles to the north on Sept 13th with 110mph winds but this large systems Hurricane force winds extended down to Freeport causing extensive damage to some homes.

This areas hurricane past
1888 june 17th 80mph from the ESE
1891 July 6th 80mph from the south
1900 sept 9th 145mph from the ESE
1909 a hurricane with 95mph winds brushes just north killing 41 in texas,july 21st press 28.99.
1915 Aug 17th a major hurricane with 120mph winds hits from the S.E causing a 10ft storm surge.max wind field
1932 Aug 14th 40 killed press 27.83 100mph
1934 Aug 27th 80mph from the NNE just offshore
1941 sept 23rd 90mph weakening to T-storm from the south. Tide 9.9ft, 958mb,4 killed.
1945 Aug 27th 140mph winds from the south
1947 Aug 24th 80mph winds from the S.E
1949 october 4th a storm surge of 10.4 ft with a cat 3 hurricane 115mph (hurdat) ,gusts to 135mph ,most damage to crops from the south.
1959 july 24th 85mph(hurdat) from the south hurricane Debra in july press 29.07. Winds gusted to 105 mph near Freeport. Hurricane force winds were experienced 100 miles inland. Storm surge 8 ft over 14" of rain.
1970 Sept 10th 75mph from the east
1983 Hurricane Alicia comes ashore just north of here with 115mph winds causing heavy damage on Aug 18th. Dr Ted Fujita wind map |
1989 oct 16th Hurricane Jery hits with 85mph from the south
2008 Hurricane Ike hits Galveston approx 35 miles to the north on Sept 13th with 110mph winds but this large systems Hurricane force winds extended down to Freeport causing extensive damage to some homes.From NOAA FPPT2 - FREEPORT (PORTS) - TX 28.95 max gust 330/076kts Surfside flooding just north | Ike model history


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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