October Hurricane Strikes Are Becoming Much Less Common

October hurricane strikes occurred almost three times as often during the 19th century as they do now. They used to happen about once every 1.7 years, and now they happen about once every five years. The peak decades for October hurricanes were the 1870s and the 1940s, which both had six.

www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/ushurrlist18512009.txt

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3 Responses to October Hurricane Strikes Are Becoming Much Less Common

  1. ACR says:

    Steven — What’s the highest land-based windspeed (sustained) you saw for Sandy? I’m sure you can beat the 51 m.p.h. reported at Atlantic City.

    http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KACY/2012/10/29/DailyHistory.html

    • I don’t remember exactly , maybe 55 MPH?

      • ACR says:

        According to the traditional definition of a hurricane, it looks like were still at zero October hurricanes in the 2010s. Steven, the aspect of your website I like most is the high density of facts. Please highlight the fact that Sandy did not come ashore with hurricane force winds despite NOAA’s proclamations. You’re in the best position to set the factual record straight.

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