No US Child Has Ever Seen A Category Five Hurricane

Today is the 21st anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, the last category 5 hurricane to hit the US. This means that no US child has ever seen a storm that strong. Andrew made landfall in Florida with winds over 150 MPH

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Two other category five hurricanes hit the US last century – Camille in 1969 and the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, which was the most intense hurricane to hit the US since 1850.

The US has not been hit by a major (category 3-5)  hurricane in eight years, the longest such period since the Civil War. Florida has not been hit by any hurricane for eight years, by far the longest such period on record for that state.

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18 Responses to No US Child Has Ever Seen A Category Five Hurricane

  1. stewart pid says:

    Oh come on Steven … the US is being pounded by high intensity hurricanes … so high that they had to start a category 6 rating!! Al Gore chief alarmist moron said so.

    • miked1947 says:

      They are moving so fast our current monitoring equipment can not measure them! NHC needs better and upgraded measuring devices. It is like measuring the speed of Unicorns.

  2. Mike says:

    Not true. In the United States you are now a child until age 26.

  3. joshuah says:

    The gap is even more amazing when you consider all that heat that’s definitely been hiding in the oceans all this time…

  4. Reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:
    But the Warmists swore that the demon Global Warming would lead to more and more dangerous hurricanes. How rude of Nature not to play along.

  5. Category five hurricanes are remarkably rare. Given the very small sample set of those that hit the United States, we should get hit around every 33 years. As such, the fact we haven’t been hit in 21 years is not at all remarkable.

    On the other hand, a sample size of three really isn’t big enough to make serious predictions.

  6. Mike Mangan says:

    I can’t get over how many Alarmists get upset when you point out that Sandy was only a Cat 1. If Andrew happened today they would collectively shit their pants and then march on Washington to demand higher taxes.

  7. jimash1 says:

    My Brother lives west of Fort Lauderdale. Andrew was horrendous.
    There are still flocks of Parrots that escaped from pet stores then.
    And the occasional Komodo Dragon that walks by.

  8. gator69 says:

    But, but, but the MODELS!

  9. tandemman says:

    Officially, the decade with the most Category 5 hurricanes is 2000–2009, with eight Category 5 hurricanes having occurred: Isabel (2003), Ivan (2004), Emily (2005), Katrina (2005), Rita (2005), Wilma (2005), Dean (2007), and Felix (2007). Nobody predicted they would be hitting the USA. It is called GLOBAL warming, not US warming.

  10. juergenuie says:

    Are they also hiding in the deep sea like the missing warming? They must be somewhere. Maybe Al Gore keeps them under wraps for a later time. Maybe for his next movie.

  11. Dave says:

    Actually the 1926 Miami hurricane was a cat 4. The only other cat 5 hit the Florida Keys in 1935 and set the record for the lowest barometer pressure for a hurricane at landfall, 26.35. The major points of this article are indeed true, but when you fail to get a significant fact right you can loss your credibility.

  12. Seeker4Truth87 says:

    Um, I’m not an anti-global warming/Al Gore advocate, but I disagree with this article. Hurricane Katrina hit the US, had maximum winds of 175 mph, and it the mbar was lower than Hurricane Andrew. Not to mention, Hurricane Katrina killed over 1,800. I know because I was there witnessing rape and people defending for their lives. Therefore, unless a US kid wasn’t born by 2005 (or too young to remember), then yes, a US child has seen a category 5 hurricane.

    • Katrina was a category 3 at landfall.

      • tandemman says:

        Idiots. The threat is GLOBAL warning NOT USofA warming, and the last decade SMASHED the record for the number of Cat 5 hurricanes. This is typical Industrial/political denial of science by looking at a microcosm and saying it disproves the Macro trend/effect. American Industrialists fund “reports” and “Studies”, buy politicians to support that view, and dupe the American public into thinking there is some real doubt. The science is there. those in the field are almost unanimous. Arguments like the one this article puts forth are TOTALLY and INTENTIONALLY MISLEADING. very, very, very bad science, and the writer probably knows that.

    • gator69 says:

      Katrina killed nowhere near 1800 people, that is a myth created by a single professor who could not come close to verifying his claim. Even when they included traffic accidents, heart attacks, falls from ladders, etc… the body count was less than a third of the claimed number, and NOONE can produce a list containing the names of anything near 1800.

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