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Upper Texas Coast Tropical Cyclones in the 1970s

[Details of Storms in 1970s]

 


Map of 1970s Storms

 

NAME CLASS /
LANDFALL
DATE DATA
(kts/mbs)
AFFECTS
CLAUDETTE Tropical Storm /
Near Beaumont
7/24/79 Pk. Wnd - 45 kt
Pressure - 1000mb
Flooding rains of 30 to 40 inches, damage at $3/4 billion
ELENA Tropical Storm /
N of Matagorda Bay
9/1/79 Pk. Wnd - 35 kt
Pressure - 1008mb
Gusty winds, torrential rain; 2 deaths
DEBRA Tropical Storm /
Near Jamaica Beach
8/28/78 Pk. Wnd - 75 kt
Pressure - 983mb
7 foot tides, 2 to 5 inch rains, 6 weak tornadoes
DELIA Tropical Storm /
Landfall twice near Freeport
9/4/73 Pk. Wnd - 60 kt
Pressure - 986mb
5 deaths, $18 billion damage (mainly crops)
FERN Hurricane - Cat. 1 /
Paralleled Matagorda Bay as it moved SW; Landfall near CRP
9/10/71 Pk. Wnd - 60 kt
Pressure - 979mb
6' tide, heavy rains, and six fires caused by lightning in Galveston
EDITH Hurricane - Cat. 2 /
Remained offshore as it moved up the TX coast; Landfall E of Sabine River
9/16/71 Pk. Wnd - 85 kt
Pressure - 977mb
Weaker left side of storm had little effect
FELICE Tropical Storm /
north of Galveston
9/15/70 Pk. Wnd - 60 kt
Pressure - 997mb
3.9' tide, 6" rains in GLS; damage insignificant

 


[Details of Storms in 1970s]

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