Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||06/30/2010 10:00:00 CST-6|
|End Date||06/30/2010 23:59:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||Hurricane Alex made its final landfall at 9pm, Wednesday June 30th, along the northern Mexican coast around 110 miles south of Brownsville as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Alex was the first Hurricane in June for the Altantic Basin since 1995, and the strongest in the month of June since Hurricane Alma in 1966. Alex was a very large hurricane with tropical storm force winds extending over 200 miles from the center. Although Alex passed over 200 miles south of Corpus Christi, tropical storm force wind gusts were measured as far north as Port O'Connor, George West, and Cotulla. The strongest winds were observed on the barrier island from Port Aransas to Baffin Bay where peak wind gusts exceeded 60 mph.
Overall, the impacts to the Middle Texas coast were minimal. Storm tides peaked just below 4 feet mean sea level at tide stations along the coast producing flooding along area beaches. About a half dozen tornadoes occurred within the outer rain bands from Alex. These tornadoes caused mostly minor tree damage. Radar indicated the possibility of several more tornadoes, however NWS survey teams were unable to locate any additional damage. Heavy rainfall and flooding proved to be the biggest impact. Rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches with isolated amounts near 10 inches were observed across South Texas. This resulted in flooding of many roads and farm fields from Alice to Sinton.
Less than $10 thousand in damages occurred from the 6 tornadoes. However, nearly $5.5 million in damages resulted from flooding associated with the heavy rainfall, of which $5.25 million was observed in Webb County from flooding along the Rio Grande. Nearly $1 million in crop damage, mostly to grain and sorghum was observed. In addition, flooding resulted in two fatalities.
|Event Narrative||Storm tides of 2 to 4 feet were observed along the Mid Texas coast, resulting in minor beach erosion, to mainly the dunes of the barrier islands. Most beaches were flooded and closed, including Padre Island National Seashore and Mustang Island, from Port Aransas to Corpus Christi. In Calhoun County, Ocean Drive from Magnolia Beach to Indianola was flooded and closed. Indianola was completely cut off, with only very minor flooding of a fishing store occurring.|
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|NUECES (ZONE)||NUECES (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||09:00||CST-6||Tropical Storm||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|KLEBERG (ZONE)||KLEBERG (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||09:00||CST-6||Tropical Storm||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|SAN PATRICIO (ZONE)||SAN PATRICIO (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||10:00||CST-6||Storm Surge/Tide||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|NUECES (ZONE)||NUECES (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||10:00||CST-6||Storm Surge/Tide||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|REFUGIO (ZONE)||REFUGIO (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||10:00||CST-6||Storm Surge/Tide||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|KLEBERG (ZONE)||KLEBERG (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||10:00||CST-6||Storm Surge/Tide||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|ARANSAS (ZONE)||ARANSAS (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||10:00||CST-6||Storm Surge/Tide||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CALHOUN (ZONE)||CALHOUN (ZONE)||TX||06/30/2010||10:00||CST-6||Storm Surge/Tide||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|