The Coast Guard cutter Buttonwood moored at Galveston reported suffered winds of 96 miles per hour with gusts to 125 miles per hour. Hurricane Alicia 1983 Alicia formed throughout the north central gulf on August 15. It drifted gradually westward and northwestward while steadily strengthening regarding the 17th and 16th. This motion brought Alicia on the western end of Galveston Island, Texas being a Category 3 hurricane on August 18. Alicia relocated northwestward into Oklahoma as a tropical despair on…