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Hurricanes Aren’t Anything New

Hurricanes Aren’t Anything New

Hurricanes aren't anything new. in the 1880s, a record 27 hurricanes made landfall in the U.S.

So hurricanes are something new and could be the result of climate change, right?

Well, hurricanes aren’t anything new. Since 1851, 292 hurricanes have made landfall on the United States, according to the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic & Meteorological Laboratory.

Here’s the list of hurricanes that have hit the U.S. since 1851.

And recent years or decades don’t necessarily show an increase in the storms. In the 2000s, 18 hurricanes hit the U.S. Of those, 11 were Category I and 2 storms. Six were Category 3 storms and one was a Category 4 hurricane.

In the 1880s, a record 27 hurricanes made landfall. Of those, 20 were Category 1 and 2 storms. Five were Category 3s and one was a Category 4.

Seventeen Category 4 storms have hit the U.S., with three of them hitting in the 1910s.

Only two Category 5 storms have made landfall Camille in 1969 in Louisiana, and the Labor Day storm in 1935 in Florida.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area as a Category 3 storm, and was the first major hurricane to make landfall since 2005. Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 3 storm.

Here’s the number of hurricanes have have made made landfall since 1851.

1850s   17

1860s   15

1870s   19

1880s   27

1890s   20

1900s   18

1910s   21

1920s   14

1930s   17

1940s   23

1950s   18

1960s   15

1970s   12

1980s   16

1990s   14

2000s   18

2010s   8

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Dennis Domrzalski is managing editor of ABQ Free Press. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.com.

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  • […] Hurricanes Aren’t Anything New  ABQ Free Press (registration) (blog) […]

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  • Art Black
    September 16, 2017, 5:06 pm

    https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

    Shame on this article and shame on the rag that posts this article. Why do people turn a blind eye? It’s like the don’t care and don’t want to hear about it but are willing to put enough time into writing about it. What the hell have they got to gain by denying the reality of our planet’s climate? And what do they have to lose by accepting it?

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    • Mark@Art Black
      September 16, 2017, 10:16 pm

      Climate change is cyclical but the number of liberal loonies is constant. Their tears will make the oceans. Rise

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