Kenedy county,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.
Kenedy County most likely to be hit by a hurricane between august 17th and august 23rd
Years near or within core winds
38 times in 152yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=16, 42.11% H=22, 57.89%
30.56% of all tropical systems affecting Kenedy County are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
14 years 1888-1901

How often Kenedy County gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(13h)once every 11.69 years

Average years between major hurricane hits.(6)
every 25.33 years

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

Statistically when Kenedy County should be affected next
before the end of 2027
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by
2023 August 22nd Tropical storm Haroild hits with 50mph winds while moving west.

Kenedy County's hurricane history
1875 sept 16th 176 killed when a 115mph hurricane passes just east of the area from the ESE with gusts to 100mph locally. Hit map
1880 Aug 13th, 130mph to the south from the ESE hit map
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. NHC Wallet
1980 Aug 10th hurricane Allen brushes well to the south with 110mph winds after earlier being a cat 5 from the ESE NHC Wallet
1999 Hurricane Bret hits aug 22nd with 125mph winds some moderate damage as winds diminished quickly due to slow movement.NHC final report
2008 Hurricane Dolly hit while moving N.W with 100mph winds.radar animation(Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) hit map | Our coverage as it happened
2020 July 25th,Hurricane Hanna hits from the east with 90mph winds eye passed directly over. hit map | Radar (Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) | NHC Report

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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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