Clarice tinsley and nann goplerud report from houston the day after hurricane alicia hits land. Frightening experiences from hurricane alicia in texas. Hurricane alicia forms south of louisiana in the gulf of mexico on this day in 1983 three days later, the texas gulf coast is slammed by the storm, causing 21 deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in damages. Hurricane alicia was the first named storm and first hurricane of the 1983 atlantic hurricane season alicia was the season's strongest and deadliest storm it killed a total of 21 people and caused $26 billion (1983 dollars) in damage alicia was the most destructive texan hurricane since hurricane carla from 1961. The highest winds recorded on land were 96 mph sustained, and gusts were up to 127 mph the lowest barometric pressure recorded on land was 2855 at the alvin weather service office rainfall amounts exceeded 5 inches in most places, and the east side of houston received almost 11 inches the highest storm surge. Hurricane alicia was the costliest tropical cyclone in the atlantic since hurricane agnes in 1972 alicia was the third depression, the first tropical storm, and the only major hurricane of the 1983 atlantic hurricane season it struck galveston and houston, texas directly, causing $26 billion (1983 usd. 24 (tie), tropical storm josephine (tie), 1996, 26, 1 24 (tie), hurricane lili (tie), 2002, 26 26, tropical storm debby, 2012, 25, 3 27, hurricane alicia, 1983, 22 28 tie, hurricane charley (tie), 2004, 21, 1 28 tie, hurricane audrey (tie), 1957, 21 30 tie, hurricane carla (tie), 1961, 20 30 tie, hurricane gaston.
Hurricane alicia struck the area on the early morning of august 18, around 2am alicia is significant in her own right due to strength, destruction, and impact, but to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration's division called the national weather service, and their division of the national hurricane center, alicia. Tropical cyclone et cyclone warm at center cold at center forms over tropical forms at boundary oceans between warm, cold midlatitude airmasses energy source: latent heat energy source: horizontal from water evaporated temperature contrasts off warm ocean strong winds at surface strong jet stream aloft. Hurricane alicia hit the houston area 34 years ago this week due to the destruction, the hurricane's name was retired by craig hlavaty updated 10:56 am, friday, august 18, 2017 21 photos: the destruction of hurricane aliciathis week older houstonians are remembering hurricane alicia, the hurricane alicia.
I was working as a marine forecaster (same place as now) back then we saw those storms drop off the ms coast and begin to rotate not long after back then, we had no computers, really satellite imagery came off a machine that could only print copies i still have a copy of alicia coming ashore the center. Name, date, wind, pres, cat 1, hurricane alicia, 15-21 aug, 100, 963, 3 2, hurricane barry, 23-29 aug, 70, 986, 1 3, hurricane chantal, 10-15 sep, 65, 994, 1 4, tropical storm dean, 26-30 sep, 55, 999, -. Hurricane alicia was a small but powerful hurricane that caused major destruction within the southeastern parts of texas in august of 1983 the third tropical cyclone, first named storm, and the only major hurricane of the very inactive 1983 atlantic hurricane season, alicia struck galveston and houston, texas directly,.
With winds of 115 mph, hurricane alicia pummeled the gulf coast as it made landfall onto texas soil on august 18, 1983. 1906, san francisco earthquake, 507 1989, hurricane hugo, 420 1871, chicago fire, 183 1992, hurricane iniki, 160 1991, oakland fire, 120 1989, loma prieta earthquake, 095 1983, winter storm and freeze (41 states), 088 1992, los angeles riots, 078 1979, hurricane frederic, 075 1983, hurricane alicia. Download all sizes use this file on the web use this file on a wiki email a link to this file information about reusing file:hurricane alicia 1983jpg no higher resolution available hurricane_alicia_1983jpg (720 × 540 pixels, file size: 133 kb, mime type: image/jpeg) open in media viewerconfiguration. Hurricane alicia was a personal disaster for thousands living on the texas coast eleven people were killed and property damage was estimated to be $17 billion few of my constituents were untouched by the worst storm in houston for 40 years during field hearings held in september 1983 in houston.
Satellite image of hurricane alicia at 3 am cdt on aug 18, 1983 as it made landfall in southeast texas (image credit: noaa) follow @wxnick sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the landfall of hurricane alicia, which at the time was the costliest tropical cyclone to ever strike the houston area. Abstract surface wind speeds recorded during the passage of hurricane alicia through the galveston-houston area on august 18, 1983, are used to estimate fastest-mile wind speeds at 10 m above ground in open terrain the paperdescribes the relationships between wind speeds for various averaging times and the. August 18, 1983 hurricane alicia made landfall on the west end of galveston island it was my first and only experience of a major hurricane from the houston -galveston nws: alicia was the first hurricane to make landfall on the us mainland since hurricane allen hit south texas in august 1980.
Disaster news, people's reactions and recommendations for news- papers offered in post-storm study newspapers, radio and television, and other mass media play an important role in both natural and man-made disasters analysts and forecasters use the media to issue alerts and warnings that inform residents of evasive. Click for a larger map of hurricane alicia 1983 click here for a larger image of alicia alicia formed over the north central gulf of mexico on august 15 it drifted slowly westward and northwestward while steadily strengthening on the 16th and 17th this motion brought alicia over the western end of galveston island, texas as.
Hurricane alicia moved inland over the texas coast during the night of august 17 , 1983 creating waves and surges in the gulf of mexico and adjacent bays waves eroded beaches and dunes and surges overtopped low-lying areas of barrier islands and inland areas adjacent to the bays behind the barriers a three- day. Weather underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models , satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting hurricanes and tropical cyclones. Hurricane alicia was the first hurricane to strike the continental united states since hurricane allen moved over extreme southern texas on 10 august 1980 the 3 years and 8 days between these strikes is the longest period in this century that the united states mainland has gone without a hurricane landfall the next.