Major Hurricanes at All-Time Record Low

Major hurricanes are defined as a category 3 or higher, and according to the data, they’re at a record all-time low. The last time such a “hurricane drought” was recorded was back in the 1860’s, and that drought lasted about eight years. We’re currently going on ten years without a major hurricane, the last one being Hurricane Wilma which made landfall in October of 2005. CNS News reported:

It has been 117 months since a major hurricane, defined as a Category 3 or above, has made landfall in the continental United States, according to 2015 data from the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This is the longest span of time in which no major hurricane has struck the mainland U.S. in NOAA hurricane records going back to 1851.

The second longest time between major hurricane strikes was the eight years between 1860 and 1869—146 years ago.

A recent study published May 5 and co-authored by Tim Hall of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies entitled The Frequency and Duration of U.S. Hurricane Droughts also confirmed that the current “admittedly unusual” drought is “unprecedented in the historical record.”

That study found that major hurricane droughts only occur every 177 years, and calculated that there is less than a 5 percent chance (0.39%) that the current drought will end this hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30.

Hurricane Wilma, the most recent major hurricane to strike the U.S., was a Category 3 when it made landfall in North Carolina on October 24, 2005—almost 118 months ago.

Since the end of the 2005 hurricane season, the U.S. has experienced a nine-year major hurricane “drought,” which is approaching 10 years at the end of the 2015 season this November. 

This is of course not to say that there hasn’t been any dangerous weather or damage-causing hurricanes. Obviously, there has been, just not at the level or frequency that the alarmists predicted and hoped for. This is significant, because you can’t reconcile this data with what the manmade global warming alarmists have been saying for years now, that because of global warming caused by human activity, we’re going to be experiencing more extreme and more frequent catastrophic weather. How do you reconcile those dire predictions with the fact that we haven’t experienced a major hurricane in nearly ten years?