Even NOAA is setting the record straight about major hurricanes (or the lack thereof) in the U.S. While we have seen hurricanes, we haven’t seen any major hurricanes, which are defined as category 3 or above, for the last decade, which is an all-time record. Some of the category 3 hurricanes we’ve seen recently started out as category 3 and then fell to 1 or 2 by the time they made landfall. Those don’t count. CNS News reported:
That is the longest stretch of time the United States has gone without a Category 3 or above hurricane striking somewhere on the mainland of the country, according to NOAA hurricane records going back to 1851.
“It’s easily the record — with all the necessary caveats,” the National Hurricane Center’s Eric Blake told CNSNews.com.
Prior to the current pause in major hurricanes striking the U.S. mainland, the longest pause had been the eight years between 1860 and 1869—146 years ago. NOAA has published its calculation of the categories of all hurricanes striking the U.S. going back to 1851.
In the 164 years for which hurricane data has been collected, 72 have had at least one major hurricane. There have also been two periods of five-straight years (1915 throuhg 1919 and 1932 through 1936) where at least one major hurricane has struck they U.S. mainland each year. (See chart below.)
The U.S. Census Bureau noted the fact that it has now been ten years since the last major hurricane struck the U.S. mainland in information it published this month to mark the beginning of hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30.
The last major hurricane to strike the U.S. “was Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 over Southwest Florida,” the Census Bureau said.
This is only news because of what global warming alarmists claim about the increase in floods, droughts, hurricanes, and other catastrophic weather events due to the market’s preference for fossil fuel-based energy production instead of the government’s preference of failed and inefficient green energy corporations.
They keep saying that we’re experiencing more frequent and stronger extreme weather events. But the more they make that claim, the more the data show that those weather events are far less frequent and severe as they claim. The left have been immunized against counterevidence.