Skip to comments.Why Has It Been So Long Since a Major Hurricane Hit the US?
Posted on 09/13/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin
But surprisingly, not a single major hurricane, defined as a Category 3 storm or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale with minimum wind gusts of at least 111 mph (178 km/h) has directly hit the United States in nearly eight years. That's twice as long as any major hurricane landfall "drought" since 1915, and by far the longest on record since data began being collected prior to 1900. As of today (Sept. 12), it's been 2,880 days since Hurricane Wilma, the last major hurricane to strike the United States, made landfall on Oct. 24, 2005.
The reasons behind this drought turn out to be a combination of atmospheric wind patterns, how close to the coast hurricanes form and luck.
(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...
Giving us a break after Katrina?
Giving us a break after Katrina?
Let us ask the weather wizard Al Gore.
Nah. Global Warming reduces the number of severe storms.
Obama stopped them?
Because we managed to suppress the Al Qaeda controlled djinn being used to control the hurricanes?
Of course, they have manged to get some successes using tornadoes...
(Actually trying to work on a story along that line...)
Uhhhh...’cause the icecaps are melting and cooling the ocean...oh, wait...
Karl Rove shut the African-American Seeking Hurricane Machine off.
Hussien told us during his 08’ campaign that he would heal the world. Didn’t anyone listen to our Mulatto Messiah?
We had a good one in 2005. But the cesspool known as New Orleans is till the SOS.
Maybe God is having fun with the global warming folks who made the predictions of record hurricane seasons right around the fall of 2005?
It’s Global Warming..., or Global Cooling..., or good luck..., or Nibiru..., or something else.
Perhaps the “expert” at Colorado State will stop predicting 5-7 major hurricanes every year. Even with the bureaucrats at the National Weather Service naming every time someone passes gas, they can’t come up with any real storms close to the U.S. When will the sequester start chopping the dead wood from agencies like this one?
I thought Sandy was a Category 3 storm at its peak intensity when it made landfall in Cuba. That was pretty intense.
We’ll, Christie and Obama haven’t milked all the political hype they can out of Sandy yet, and it’s too early for the 2014 congressional elections. Expect to see one in just about one year from now.
I just assumed there had been several but since they hit red states the media never reported it.
Global Warming reduces the number of severe storms.
Except when it doesn’t.
And then, it’s because of Global Warming...
God thinks we are getting enough disasters with Obama in office?
The whiners are still getting mileage out of Katrina, or trying to.
That wasn’t Karl Rove, that was Dick Cheney’s H.H.G., Halliburton Hurricane Generator, that was responsible.
Currently, it is forecast to move inland into Mexico and dissipate.
It just has to change directions to threaten Texas, Louisiana, as well as other Gulf of Mexico states.
Translation: “We predicted lots of Global Warming, and massive hurricanes. We’re looking bad. Gaia, why do you mock us so?”
It’s simple. It’s because hurricanes are completely natural phenomenon and have ZERO to do with CO2 concentrations. The left can’t handle the truth.
They’re afraid to turn on HAARP after Jesse Ventura went up there and exposed it?
To add to that, there is a reason they’re not as prevalent. There is a cycle. We don’t understand it. As you say, it has nothing to do with AGW, because AGW isn’t true.
Has there been global warming? Certainly! Thousands of times over the past several million years we’ve massively and dramatically warmed up because the ice melted! Lather, rinse, repeat....
See, we’re still in an ice age.
People tend to forget that there’s nothing special about the current interglacial we’re in right now. The ice will return someday.
:: The reasons behind this drought turn out to be a combination of atmospheric wind patterns, how close to the coast hurricanes form and luck. ::
Conveniently avoiding any reference to solar activity.
But But But... Sandy was a “Super” Storm! That’s gotta be worse than a major storm. Besides, it hit such an important place!
Fear not, I just moved to southern Florida 2 weeks ago, which means the hurricanes should be starting up any minute now!
I thought glaobal warming was the reason we had “W”ilma, with a W that year.
Everything reverts to the mean.
We had a couple of tough years. We will have a couple of good years, a couple of mild years, and then some tough ones again.
The time to prepare is during the dips.
Hurricane Ike wasn’t a major hurricane? That would surprise a lot of people in the greater Houston area. That was in 2008.
Was Ike CAT 3 or higher?
Just looked it up, it was one mph below a Cat 3. Was the third most costly storm in terms of damage ever in the US.
Because Carl Rove is not near his hurricane steering machine anymore..?
New Orleans is the most beautiful city in America, and one of the four pillars of American culture.
Globull warming advocates deeply disappointed.
Really. Hell, when one of the few to hit lately, Sandy, the alarmist were positively gleeful. We were told that even tho there had been fewer storms, the fact that it hit where it did was proof of, wait for it.....Global Warming!!! Ohhhhh, what to do, what to do? NOW maybe all these deniers will go along with our plans to save the Earth!! Otherwise, they just want to kill babies, starve kids and the elderly and just promote death and destruction worldwide.
What a bunch of....Assholes...that's it. Next time anyone brings up Global warming I'm just gonna call them an Asshole and leave it at that. There's no reasoning with them so why try.
You could be right.
With Detroit, Camden, Philadelphia and East St. Louis coming in a close second.
Al Gore doesn’t need anymore money?
So the decade long cooling trend has nothing to do with it ? Their expert AGW biased conclusion is, luck ?
I just want my home insurance refund because of Hurricanes disasters are not happening.
that’s right. We have been in a period of global warming since the last ice age.
During the last ice age, Chicago was buried under a mile of ice. It took lots of sustained warming to melt it all.
“Why Has It Been So Long Since a Major Hurricane Hit the US?”
All right after Al Gore sold his crap network to Camel News.
Wilma knocked down huge trees on my and neighbors’ houses.
I sat in the backroom in great despair that morning, with no electricity, pondering what to do. I was plunging spiritually, then all of a sudden I heard a chainsaw. I don’t own one. And there was a giant 15 y/o black olive tree on my house at the moment.
I ran out and immediately started helping my back neighbor drag the giant branches to the street as he cut up tree after tree on the few houses in back. After many hours, someone said let’s cut up the tree that fell on my house. I never brought it up. I just helped until their houses were clear.
God does work in mysterious ways. Got to know a few of my neighbors. Nothing like a hurricane to bring neighbors together.
We were out of elec for 2.5 days. But across the street was out for 2 weeks. I ran two ext. chords going across to two neighbors. So they had electricity.
It was interesting, but not too fun. But good experience.
Because there isn’t a Republican in the White House, silly.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.