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.
|Kenedy county,Texas history with tropical
Years near or within core winds
1970br,1971ts,1978tsbr,1980,1993ts,1998tsbr,1999,2008ts,2010ts,(2017br not in stats)
times in 145yrs end of 2016
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=15, 42.86% H=20, 57.14%
Longest gap between storms
14 years 1888-1901
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 4.14 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(12h)once every 12.08 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
affected in 2017
This is just a statistical average & does
not mean the area will be affected by that year
Last affected by
2017 Aug 25th Hurricane Harvey passes to north by 72 miles with 130mph winds.
This areas hurricane
1875 sept 16th 176 killed when a 115mph hurricane passes just east of the area from the ESE with gusts
to 100mph locally.
1880 Aug 13th, 130mph to the south from the ESE
1886 Sept 23rd, 90mph from the SSE
1910 Sept 14th ,110mph from the east.
1912 oct 16th, 95mph from the S.E
1913 June 27th,75mph from the ESE
1916 August 18th ,115mph from the ESE makes landfall in the north part of the county.Possessed 932 mb central pressure at landfall, 25 nmi radius of
maximum winds (RMW), and a landfall point of 26.8N, 97.4W
1919 Sep. 14, 85mph from the east. Landfall point of
27.2N, 97.3W, 950 mb Central Pressure, 35 nmi Radius of Maximum Wind .
1945 Aug 26th,120mph just offshore while moving north
1967 Sept 20th hurricane Beulah
from the SSE, winds here were 115mph causing heavy damage &
alot of rain with many tornadoes,storm surge was over 9 ft.
1980 Aug 10th hurricane
Allen brushes well to the south with 110mph winds after earlier being a cat 5
from the ESE
1999 Hurricane Bret hits aug 22nd with 125mph winds some moderate damage as winds diminished quickly due to slow movement.
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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