We will be writing a blog series on “home-grown” tropical cyclones which quickly developed and intensified close to the coastline as this is what we expect could happen this hurricane season. Here is a case study on several home-grown tropical cyclones.
Hurricane Humberto (2007): Hurricane Humberto set the record for intensifying faster than any North Atlantic tropical cyclone before landfall. Humberto had winds of 90 mph at landfall and brought over a foot of rain to parts of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. This storm likely caused travel problems due to flooding and strong winds across portions of Interstate 10 in Texas and Louisiana
Hurricane Danny (1997): Hurricane Danny quickly developed just off the Louisiana coast and brought over 2 feet of rain to parts of the Southeast U.S. Danny had winds of 80 mph at landfall and also brought several tornadoes to portions of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. This system likely caused major travel delays across parts of Interstate 10 and 20 due to flooding and strong winds.
Hurricane Alicia (1983): Hurricane Alicia rapidly intensified into a Category 3 Hurricane in the northwest Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in southeast Texas with peak winds of 115 mph. Alicia brought over 9 inches of rain to the Houston area along with very strong winds likely causing major travel problems along parts of Interstate 10 and 45.
Hurricane Erin (1995): Hurricane Erin quickly developed near the Bahamas and strengthened into a Category 1 Hurricane just prior to hitting central Florida. Erin brought 85 mph winds and over 10 inches of rain to parts of Florida. This storm likely caused travel delays along portions of Interstate 95.
Hurricane Cindy (1963): Hurricane Cindy quickly developed in the northwest Gulf of Mexico prior to making landfall southeast Texas. Cindy had 80 mph winds at landfall and brought over a foot of rain to parts of Texas. This storm likely brought major travel problems to portions of Interstate 10.