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
36 times in 150yrs end of 2021

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=18, 50.00% H=18, 50.00%

Longest gap between storms
15 years 1887-1901

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.16 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(11h)once every 13.63 years state stats

Average years between major hurricane hits.(6)
once every 25 years

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

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2024
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
2020 July 25th, Hurricane Hanna comes in from the east just south by 60 miles with 90mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1875 a hurricane hits with 115mph winds just north sept 16th 150 killed in texas. Hit map
1886 aug 20th a hurricane from the ESE with 150mph winds passes just north.Hit Map
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 145mph winds(hurdat) on Sept 11th. NHC Wallet
1970 Aug 3rd 140mph 944mb (reanalysis)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. Best track data | Satellite at landfall | NHC tide report
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. Corpus Christi Naval Air Station recorded 986mb with gust to 87mph. Port Aransas just north 93mph gust to 124mph, Rockport gust to 108mph,Port Aransas Sentinel gust to 130mph. DOW recorded gust to 144mph in Rockport. Deaths 68 in Texas but none in this area mostly areas to north due to heavy rainfall and flooding. Radar at landfall | NHC advisory wind swath | Our live broadcast as it happened | Relief concert 5 former presidents attend | Texas sea grant paper | Houston NWS Harvey info | HC best track data | NHC Final report | USGS surge info

Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports 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 (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 many more.............
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