Cross posted from my new blog : US Hurricane Frequency Plummeting | Real Science
In the 19th century, the US averaged about two hurricanes per year. Now we average 1.5 per year
The US is also experiencing the longest period on record without a major (category 3-5) hurricane strike. The last one was Wilma in 2005, which many experts declared as “the new normal”
Major hurricanes in the US peaked in 1950
I had dinner last night with one of the few people who actually understands hurricanes and climate – Dr. Bill Gray from CSU. Look for the CSU 2015 hurricane forecast to be released today.