West Texas & Southeast New Mexico Weather Trivia

September 19 Weather Trivia

On this day in 1967, Air Force reconnaissance measures a central pressure of 923 mb in Hurricane Beulah over the Gulf of Mexico as the storm threatened the Texas coast. These readings were the second lowest aircraft measurements recorded up until that time. Fortunately, Beulah weakened somewhat before she made landfall landfall between Brownsville and the mouth of the Rio Grande on the morning of the 20th. Padre Island was cut completely through in 31 different places. The storm surge generated by the hurcane was 18 feet. A record number of 47 tornadoes accompanied the hurricane in Texas. The death toll in the storm was 15.

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