Must Be Global Warming
Despite the lack of satellites in 1887, nineteen tropical cyclones were detected. Undoubtedly a number more were missed.
Four hurricanes hit the US that year, among seventeen which hit between 1886 and 1889. Four years in a row, almost one hurricane hit the US every month during hurricane season. Joe Romm would be absolutely hysterical if that happened now.
It has been almost 800 days since any hurricane struck the US.