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The now large hurricane was of Category 4 intensity as the eye passed just south of Key West, Florida and the Dry Tortugas on September 10.A continued west to west-northwestward motion brought the center to the Texas coast south of Corpus Christi as a Category 3 hurricane on September 14.The cyclone dissipated over northern Mexico and southern Texas the next day.Although hurricane-force winds occurred over the Florida Keys and the central and south Texas coast, no reliable wind measurements are available from near the center.After landfall, the cyclone turned northward through the Great Plains.It became extratropical and turned east-northeastward on September 11, passing across the Great Lakes, New England, and southeastern Canada.
For an interactive map of the Galveston Hurricane visit the NOAA Coastal Services Center.
The "Great Miami" Hurricane was first spotted as a tropical wave located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on September 11th.
The system moved quickly westward and intensified to hurricane strength as it moved to the north of Puerto Rico on the 15th.
As a result, hurricane warnings were not issued until midnight on September 18th, which gave the booming population of South Florida little notice of the impending disaster.
The Category 4 hurricane's eye moved directly over Miami Beach and downtown Miami during the morning hours of the 18th.