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Upper Texas Coast Tropical Cyclones in the 1940s

[Details of Storms in 1940s]

 


Map of 1940s Storms

 

NAME CLASS /
LANDFALL
DATE DATA
(kts/mbs)
AFFECTS
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 4* /
Near Freeport
10/04/49 Pk. Wnd - 115 kt
Pressure - NA
11 foot storm surge and two deaths; * - Hurrtrak data indicated a Category 4 status; NHC/TPC documents had peak at a Category 2.
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 1 /
GLS Island W of GLS
8/24/47 Pk. Wnd - 70 kt
Pressure - NA
3.6' tide at Sabine Pass; At least one death
T. STORM Tropical Storm /
Just E of Sabine River
6/16/46 Pk. Wnd - 35 kt
Pressure - NA
Passed inland near the TX-LA border
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 4* /
Just W of Matagorda
8/27/45 Pk. Wnd - 120 kt
Pressure - 966mb
15' storm surge Matagorda Bay; 3 deaths; * - Hurrtrak data indicated a Category 4 status; NHC/TPC documents had peak at a Category 2
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 1* /
Bolivar Peninsula
7/27/43 Pk. Wnd - 75 kt
Pressure - NA
104 mph gust Texas City; 17.76" rains at Beaumont; * - Hurrtrak data indicated a Category 1 status; NHC/TPC documents had peak at a Category 2
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 1 /
W Bolivar Peninsula
8/21/42 Pk. Wnd - 65 kt
Pressure - NA
7' storm tide at High Island
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 1 /
Matagorda Bay
8/30/42 Pk. Wnd - 70 kt
Pressure - NA
14.7' storm surge Matagorda Bay; 8 deaths; Was a Category 3 well offshore, but weakened to a Category 1 by landfall
T. STORM Tropical Storm /
W of Sabine Pass
9/15/41 Pk. Wnd - 40 kt
Pressure - 1003mb
Landfall near Beaumont
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 1 /
Near Freeport
9/23/41 Pk. Wnd - 70 kt
Pressure - 977mb
11' tides at Matagorda; 4 deaths; $6.5 million damages; Was a Category 3 well offshore, but weakened to a Category 1 by landfall
HURRICANE Hurricane - Cat. 2 /
E of Sabine
8/7/40 Pk. Wnd - 70 kt
Pressure - 972mb
Caused 1 death and 9 injuries; $1.75 million damage
T. STORM Tropical Storm /
Paralleled coast with Landfall SE of LCH
9/23/40 Pk. Wnd - 40 kt
Pressure - NA
Rainfall was widespread but not excessive

 


[Details of Storms in 1940s]

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