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
56 times in 150yrs end of 2021

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=25, 44.64% H=31, 55.36%

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

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.68 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(16h)once every 9.38 years state stats

Average years between major hurricane hits.(5)
once every 30 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
2021 Sept 14th Hurricane Nicolas makes landfall just south by 20 miles with 75mph winds while moving north.

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. NHC Wallet
1983 Hurricane Alicia comes ashore just north of here with 115mph winds causing heavy damage on Aug 18th. Dr Ted Fujita wind map | NHC Wallet
1989 oct 16th Hurricane Jerry hits with 85mph from the south. NHC Wallet
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. Hurricane Warning Show | Surfside flooding just north | Ike model history | USGS surge info
2021 Sept 14th Hurricane Nicolas makes landfall just south by 20 miles with 75mph winds while moving north. At Freeport Harbor, a TCOON station reported a sustained wind of 57 kt and a gust to 74 kt. hit map | NHC Report

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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