Hurricane Jerry - October 12-18, 1989. Property losses in the city of Kemah was estimated to have reached $2 million. Our weather is changing. Elsewhere in eastern Texas, wind damage was relatively minor, mainly limited to shattered windows, toppled trees and power lines, and generally light impact to houses, mobile homes, buildings, farm buildings, and businesses in several counties in eastern Texas. [9] In Galveston County, abnormally high astronomical tides and rough surf from Jerry resulted in coastal flood damage. The wave movement slowed over the Yucatan peninsula on the 12th, where a broad surface low formed. The Kentucky River overflowed at Hazard in Perry County, inundating a number of streets with up to 4 feet (1.2 m) of water. accelerating northeast towards Mexico. Early on June 17, the depression dissipated about 85 miles (140 km) northeast of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. Footage from The Weather Channel, Oct. 15, 1989. Fall sign of the Naval Security Group Activity illustrates the force of Hurricane Hugo which passed through the area, October 3, 1989. In eastern Kentucky, hundreds of homes were flooded and many bridges, culverts, and roads were washed out; this left hundreds of residents stranded. and its surface circulation dissipated in New Mexico. southeast of Acapulco, and a tropical depression formed that evening, Click the image to enlarge. Strong winds destroyed four high steel towers, which supported power lines that traversed the northern Galveston Bay near the Houston Ship Channel. Damage in Perry County exceeded $1 million. Rain swept across the UK in the wake of Storm Alex Saturday 3 October was the wettest day for UK-wide rainfall since records began in 1891, Met … Initially a tropical depression, the system moved north-northwestward across the Gulf of Mexicoand strengthened into Tropical Storm Jerry early on the following day. At 1900 UTC on October 12, a reconnaissance aircraft flight confirmed an atmospheric circulation, and the system was then classified as Tropical Depression Fourteen. The high temperature of 35 degrees at Indianapolis on October 19 set the record for lowest high temperature for the date. The hurricane list of names gets rotated every six years, so we even had a Jerry this year. moderate rains to the right of its path. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed, forcing hundreds to evacuate. From the National Weather Service: The record for earliest snowfall at Indianapolis was set on October 18, 1989 with 0.2 inch. In neighboring Letcher County, 100 bridges and culverts were washed out, while about 50 homes were impacted by flooding. In Polk County, a small tornado caused minor damage, totaling $10,000. Jerry continuously deepened until October 14 and then maintained intensity while curvin… While approaching the Gulf Coast of the United States, deep convection began to develop near the center, and by 1800 UTC on October 15, Jerry strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane. Flash flooding caused significant damage in several counties. What happened on October 15, 1989. Similar impact was reported at the nearby Shirley Creek Marina. [4] As of 2018, the destroyed section of the highway has not been repaired, despite plans for it to be rebuilt. Below is a NCEP Reanalysis of the storm valid at 7:00 AM EST October 19, 1989. National Climatic Data Center Raymond entered the United States in southeast Arizona as a By the afternoon of the 28th, Calendars – online and print friendly – for any year and month Texas has seen only 2 hurricane hits in October from 1900 to 2000: Jerry in 1989 and an unnamed storm in 1912. On the evening of the 30th, the hurricane peaked at Damage in the county reached $2 million. Hurricane Hugo 1989 This classic Cape Verde hurricane was first detected as a tropical wave emerging from the coast of Africa on September 9. category 4 status. weakening tropical depression, the The second tornado, also touching down in Galveston, inflicted roof damage to many businesses, homes, and apartment complexes. Early on October 14, the storm turned to the north-northeast and decelerated in response to an approaching mid- to upper-level trough. The southern extension of the wave which spawned Hurricane Hugo in the Atlantic continued westward through the Caribbean Sea with no significant development. an increase in shower [11] Due to the impact from flooding in eastern Kentucky, President George H. W. Bush declared Clay, Floyd, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Owsley, Perry and Pike counties as disaster areas. ... where it became a hurricane on October 2. Beach erosion was reported, while some sand dunes were flattened. Moving steadily westward, the system became a tropical depression the next day, a tropical storm on the 11th, and a hurricane on the 13th. Historical events in October 1989. However, as the wave traversed Central America on the 21st and 22nd of September, there was an increase in shower and thunderstorm activity with the wave. [4] Tropical cyclone warnings and watches began early on October 14, with a hurricane watch for Port Arthur, Texas to the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. [14] Heavy rainfall extended eastward into extreme western Virginia. 1964: ... Only the Atlantic coast's Hugo (1989) and Andrew (1992), with more than $7 billion, and $25 billion respectively, exceed Betsy's devastation. storm, provided by the National Although the storm had already made landfall, a tropical storm warning was issued from Freeport to Intracoastal City at 0400 UTC on October 16. national weather service. No additional signs of tropical cyclogenesis were observed as the tropical wave crossed the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea. and the Comision Nacional del Agua, the parent agency of Mexico's Pacific Season. [3], Jerry was an unpredictable storm as the strengthening before landfall and the continuation to the northwest were not anticipated. into a tropical storm. [10] There were three tornadoes in the county, the first of which unroofed some buildings in Galveston. Florida is the state most likely to see a landfalling hurricane in October. But today, Oct. 16, marks the 30-year anniversary of Hurricane Jerry. Despite the issuance of a hurricane warning just eight hours prior to landfall, Jerry caused only three fatalities in Texas, possibly due to the storm's small size; a car fell over the Galveston Seawall, killing its three occupants. We will retain information submitted to us for possible future use, to help fill in gaps in the data and to help us bring the BBC’s broadcast history to life, but we will not be publishing it at this stage. Hurricane Jerry caused minor damage in Texas and flash flooding in Kentucky and Virginia in October 1989. [15], This article is about the 1989 storm. [8], Similar rainfall was reported in Kentucky, ranging from 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150 mm). On September 23rd, a westward moving tropical wave emerged from the northwest coast of Africa. The system drifted west-northwest to northwest due to the presence ", "Hurricane Jerry whips Gulf Coast, kills man, child in eastern Texas", Designated Areas: Kentucky Severe Storms, Mudslides, Flooding, "Rain floods waterways in W.Va, Kentucky", Designated Areas: Virginia Severe Storms, Mudslides, Flooding, United States Department of Homeland Security, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hurricane_Jerry_(1989)&oldid=989605968, 1989 natural disasters in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 23:42. this Farther south in Williamson, the river overflowed its banks by about 3 feet (0.91 m). It peaked with winds of 30 mph (45 km/h). Famous people born on this day include Xenia Deli and Missy Lanning.In that special week of October people in US were listening to by . On the western end of Galveston Island, beachfront roads were inundated and covered with debris, glass, and boards. At 2200 UTC later that day, a tropical storm watch was issued for the entire coast of Louisiana. At a Glance. The depression initially headed northeastward, before curving southward on June 16. On the afternoon of the Damage in Buchanan County totaled $3.4 million. At 0600 UTC on October 16, Jerry weakened to a tropical storm and to a tropical depression about six hours later. Image: Hurricane Michael as seen from GOES-East on October 10, 2018. By the morning of the 4th, The fourteenth tropical cyclone, tenth named storm of the season, Jerry developed from a tropical wave in the Bay of Campeche on October 12. trough approached from the west, turning Raymond back to the The third tornado, spawned in League City, toppled several trees and a flag pole. A frontal system developed into Tropical Depression One at 1800 UTC on June 15, while located about 160 miles (260 km) northeast of Veracruz, Veracruz. However, coastal flooding damage was minimal. According to state disaster assessment teams, hundreds of residents in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia had flood damage to their houses. Jerry continuously deepened until October 14 and then maintained intensity while curving northeastward and briefly decelerating. It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see zodiac on October 27, 1989).The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. For other storms named Jerry, see, Hurricane Jerry at peak intensity near landfall in, Preliminary Report: Hurricane Jerry 12-16 October 1989, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Preliminary best track, Hurricane Jerry, 12-16 October 1989, Table 2. In Brazoria County, high tides caused minor road damage in Surfside Beach. After moving inland, the storm then accelerated while turning toward the north and then north-northeastward. [4][5] Simultaneously, two separate tropical storm warnings were posted, from Matagorda to Freeport and Intracoastal City to Morgan City. Since 1950, 15 hurricanes have made a U.S. landfall in October, eight of which occurred in Florida. levels of the cyclone continued Cortez, and Sonora state in Mexico as a weakening tropical storm. The Great Storm of 1987 was a violent extratropical cyclone that occurred on the night of 15–16 October, with hurricane-force winds causing casualties in the United Kingdom, France and the Channel Islands as a severe depression in the Bay of Biscay moved northeast. Throughout the 4th into the 5th, the cyclone quickly tracked through Find out what the weather outside was like the day you were born - enter your birthday to get started: born on A longwave Eventually, the hurricane did end up making landfall on Jamaica Beach, Texas, late on October 15, 1989. further on the 24th to the moving eastward through the southern Plains into the Mid-Mississippi tropical storm. Less than six hours later, Jerry weakened to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression shortly thereafter. [7], At Scholes Field, sustained winds of 75 mph (121 km/h) and gusts up to 100 mph (160 km/h) were observed, ripping doors off the hangars. On October 19, Governor of West Virginia Gaston Caperton toured flood-ravaged areas of the state, including Mingo and Logan counties. 2015 was the warmest year since records began in 1880. of a southward moving Before that, the last major hurricanes to land on the islands were Category 3 Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 and Category 4 Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The storm uprooted millions of trees, ripped roofs off buildings, destroyed cars and even reduced an Isle of Wight pier to a pile of flotsam. By the 3rd, it was Increasing upper-level wind shear temporarily limited further intensification. Storm surge and rough surf along the coast of Texas destroyed a 20-mile (32 km) section of Texas State Highway 87, which was never repaired. However, post-analysis indicates that the depression developed seven hours earlier, while located about 230 miles (370 km) east-northeast of Veracruz, Veracruz. [7], In Louisiana, tides ranging from 2 to 3 feet (0.61 to 0.91 m) above normal lashed the coast. Falling trees blocked numerous roads and struck houses and power lines,[7] leaving approximately 52,000 homes and businesses without electricity, most of them in the Galveston area. development. The fourteenth tropical cyclone, tenth named storm of the season, Jerry developed from a tropical wave in the Bay of Campeche on October 12. The storm total rainfall map below was constructed using data from resumed a more westerly track. United States October 1989 – Customized Calendar with American holidays. Features meteorologists Dan Pope, Carl Arredondo, and Keith Westerlage. Learn about 63 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in Oct 1989 or search by date or keyword. 26th, the cyclone became a Convection increased  Hurricane Center. Jerry began to intensify on October 15 and soon became a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale. (NOAA) In Floyd County, over 750 students and teachers were stranded at a school in McDowell after the Frasure Creek overflowed, inundating several classrooms with over 2 feet (0.61 m) of water. In Chambers County a tornado near Kemah inflicted damage to a beach house. The stormy weather was first predicted at the beginning of the week when the Meteorological Office identified a depression strengthening over the Atlantic. The winds which swept across southern Britain in October 1987 left the worst-hit areas totally devastated. The storm destroyed a 20 miles (32 km) section of Texas State Highway 87, between High Island and Sabine Pass. In West Virginia, overflowing rivers in the western portions of the state forced hundreds to evacuate. [1], While moving north-northwestward, satellite and reconnaissance aircraft reports indicated the depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Jerry early on October 13. Hurricane Jerry caused minor damage in Texas and flash flooding in Kentucky and Virginia in October 1989. Damage in Kentucky reached at least $5 million. Equipment failure meant that data was not readily available. About ten families were forced to evacuate. The upper The hurricane would go on to cause heavy rain and flooding across portions on … Later that day, the storm re-curved north-northwestward. and thunderstorm activity with the wave. The southern extension of the wave which spawned Hurricane Hugo in The hurricane lost intensity as it passed over northern New England, but by the time the storm reached Canada around 11 p.m. it was still powerful enough to cause widespread damage. Weather. shear and cooler sea surface temperatures led to Raymond weakening back The cut-off low then forced Jerry to re-curve north-northwestward, while stronger steering currents and a high pressure ridge increased the storm's forward motion to more than 10 mph (16 km/h). [7] President Bush declared Buchanan County as a disaster area on November 8. Additionally, many cars were damaged or swept away. Numerous roads and bridges were washed out. The 28th October 1989 brought another intense low pressure in from the Atlantic – this storm brought a gust of 108 knots (124mph) to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan. Over 200 homes were flooded and many bridges and roads washed in Pike County, with damage reaching $2 million. [5], Due to the unpredictability of the storm, a hurricane warning was issued from Freeport, Texas to Intracoastal City, Louisiana at 1600 UTC, only eight hours prior to landfall. In northern Buchanan County, flash flooding destroyed or heavily damaged numerous businesses and homes. Jerry then gradually intensified and moved northward between 5 and 10 mph (8.0 and 16.1 km/h). Jerry and its remnants brought flash flooding to portions of the Upland South, particularly in the states of Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. [2] The storm strengthened slightly further before making landfall on Galveston Island near Jamaica Beach, Texas with winds of 85 mph (137 km/h) at 0030 UTC on October 16. At present this site reflects the contents of the published Radio Times BBC listings. The wave moved westward through the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with no signs of development. By six hours later, all tropical cyclone warnings and watches were discontinued. Information The climate summary for this page is based on data from the Global Summary of the Day and is based on weather observations between January 1973 and December 2012. [1] At 2100 UTC, Jerry attained its minimum barometric pressure of 982 mbar (29.0 inHg). Raymond strengthened into a the fourteenth tropical depression of the 1989 hurricane season. Post-analysis suggests that the depression formed by 1200 UTC while located about 200 nautical miles east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico. Last night BBC weatherman Michael Fish reassured viewers the system would track along the English Channel, but instead it cut a swathe right across the south of the country. However, as the wave The top hits on October 06, 1989 were Miss You Much by Janet Jackson, Cherish by Madonna, Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli in US and Ride On Time by Black Box, That's What I Like by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic featuring Felly in UK. The 1988 Atlantic hurricane season was a near average season that proved costly and deadly, with 15 tropical cyclones directly affecting land. Early on October 16, Jerry made landfall on Galveston Island, Texas with winds of 85 miles per hour (137 km/h). the 21st of the East Jerry's landfall is among the latest dates in the satellite era that a hurricane struck the upper Texas coast. westward through the Caribbean Sea with no significant Other hurricanes, such as Category 1 Hurricane Otto in 2010, have been less intense, but still caused significant damage. The eye of the Hurricane went directly over Kemah where waterfront businesses suffered considerable damage, including restaurants, boat docks, and bait stands. Three people were killed when their car was either blown or washed off the Galveston Seawall during the storm. On a mid-October day in 1989, baseball fans expected nothing more than a high-stakes game between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, when a terrible disaster struck. [1], After reaching hurricane status late on October 15, the storm continued to intensify while approaching the coast of Texas. Hurricane Raymond - October 4-7, 1989. Storm surge in Chambers County caused coastal flooding in Anahuac. Below is the track of By the morning of the 27th, ridging rebuilt north Many homes, businesses, and buildings were inflicted damage because of strong winds and three tornadoes spawned by the storm. a combination of upper level Late on October 16, the cyclone was absorbed by a frontal system over southwestern Arkansas. Baja California, the Sea of In October 1989 there was a total of 3.90 inches of rain, that fell on 6 days. Due to strong winds, about 52,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity, most of them in the Galveston area. upper-level trough over central Mexico. Summary of watches and warnings on Hurricane Jerry, October 1989, "Evacuation urged as Jerry bears down on La", Storm Data and Unusual Weather Phenomena: October 1989, "Did Hurricane Ike kill the chances of Texas 87 being rebuilt? [7] Jerry and its remnants dropped rainfall in several other states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. However, after a mid- to upper-level cut-off low pressure area moved southward, the upper-level outflow pattern became more favorable, causing Jerry to resume strengthening. Gusty winds in the northwestern portion of the state downed some trees and power lines. Another tropical storm watch was posted from Port O'Connor, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana at 1200 UTC on October 15. In October 1989 there was a total of 1.41 inches of rain, that fell on 7 days. of the storm, and Raymond BBC One London, 20 October 1989 0.20. During the afternoon of 15 October, winds were very light over most parts of the UK and there was little to suggest what was to come. hurricane. Only 0.2 inches of snow fell at Indianapolis on October 18th but that set the record for the earliest snowfall on record at that location. Approximately 30 families were evacuated in the Hurley area, where up to 5 inches (130 mm) of precipitation was observed. the Atlantic continued Bureau of Meteorology web homepage provides the Australian community with access to weather forecasts, severe weather warnings, observations, flood information, marine and high seas forecasts and climate information. The places that the hurricane was eyeing for was between Texas and Florida. [7], Rainfall from Hurricane Jerry peaked at 6.4 inches (160 mm) in Silsbee. About 150 homes were evacuated in Matewan,[13] where the Tug Fork River crested at 6 feet (1.8 m) above its banks. [6] In Louisiana, approximately 8,000 people evacuated – 1,000  from Grand Isle and 7,000 others from Cameron Parish. The National Hurricane Center forecast model was also disabled, throwing the accuracy of Jerry's track off. Similar impact occurred in Virginia; with $3.4 million (1989 USD)[nb 1] in damage in Buchanan County. Initially a tropical depression, the system moved north-northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico and strengthened into Tropical Storm Jerry early on the following day. The depression moved slowly toward the north-northwest, with satellite A walkway and four boats were damaged at the Hanks Creek Marina, located on the eastern shore of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, while the marina itself was deroofed. [12], Heavy rains in West Virginia overflowed the Tug Fork and Guyandotte rivers. While emerging into the Bay of Campeche on October 12, the intensity of the low was estimated via Dvorak technique. traversed Central America on the 21st and 22nd of September, there was The 1990 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season since 1969, with a total of 14 named storms.The season also featured eight hurricanes, one of which intensified into a major hurricane. Late on October 16, Jerry was absorbed by a frontal system while situated over southwestern Arkansas. [5], About 4,000 oil company employees were evacuated off the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, at least 1,300 of them by helicopter. A tropical wave emerged into the Atlantic Ocean from the coast of northwest Africa on September 23. In the upper end of Galveston Bay in Harris County, businesses in low-lying areas were affected by coastal flooding. Minor wind and coastal flood damage was reported in Louisiana. Monthly calendar for the month October in year 1989. Throughout the United States, Jerry resulted in about $70 million in damage. The tropical wave decelerated upon reaching the Yucatán Peninsula, where it became a broad low pressure area, based on surface pressure fields and convective motions indicated in satellite imagery. northwest. 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