US Hurricane Strikes In Rapid Decline Since The 1880s

Y-axis is the ten year running mean of the number of strikes per year. The 1880s was the worst decade for hurricanes.

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

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6 Responses to US Hurricane Strikes In Rapid Decline Since The 1880s

  1. Michael says:

    Yeah. Two other things.Shown in the data (not the graph); before the Civil War all hurricanes struck only Southern states but after the C.W. gradually them began to hit more Northern states. Also, (not shown in either data or graph) it appears to me that more storms are tracking much further north, and going up the Atlantic, or south and hitting Central America.
    Has anyone kept count of those that miss the US vs. those that hit the US?

    • The Civil War must have released a lot of CO2. Are you being dense on purpose?

      19th century satellite data is sparse, but I am pretty sure there was a big hurricane in the mid-Atlantic in 1834.

    • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

      Michael

      keep working that propaganda, keep working that propaganda

      you sound an awful lot like Sense Seeker. are you him?

    • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

      Michael,

      to answer your question

      Global Tropical Cyclone Accumulated Cyclone Energy [ACE] remains lowest in at least three decades, and expected to decrease even further…

      http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/

      Thank you for asking. Now everyone can see the decrease. Good work.

      • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

        Overall, since 1979:
        **Global Tropical Cyclone ACE shows no upward trend.
        **Northern Hemisphere TC ACE shows no upward trend.
        **Southern Hemisphere TC ACE shows no upward trend.

  2. Andy Weiss says:

    But who knows, in the 1880s, people were so stupid that maybe those were tornados or earthquakes rather than hurricanes!

    Who do you trust to count hurricanes, those ignorant people back then or today’s National Hurricane Center? After all, there were 20 named storms this year and 28 back in 2005!

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