Showing posts with label Hurricanes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hurricanes. Show all posts

Sunday, June 28, 2015

NOAA Says It’s a Record: No Major Hurricane Has Struck U.S. Mainland in 10 Years

What is that?  Climate Change is real?  What happened to the this years hurricane season?  Gone and forgotten and it passes without a peep!!!!!

( --No “major” hurricane--defined as a Category 3 or above--has made landfall on the continental United States since 2005, according to records compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division.
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
Blake said that the ability to measure hurricanes is better now than it was in the past.
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.
In 2005, according to NOAA, a greater number of major hurricanes struck the U.S. mainland than any year on record. That year, four Category 3 storms hit the U.S.: Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.
Sometimes major hurricanes--such as Ike in 2008--are Category 3 or higher before they strike the U.S. mainland, but then they diminish to a lower category of storm before they do strike.

Friday, August 30, 2013

[VIDEO] Climate Clowns: Hey, Let’s Name Hurricanes After Climate ‘Deniers’

From the people who bring us all together. It’s not like so-called climate change has anything to do with hurricanes, but why let the facts get in the way of demonizing Republicans?

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