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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Category Wind Speed Storm Surge
  mph ft
5 ≥157 >18
4 130–156 13–18
3 111–129 9–12
2 96–110 6–8
1 74–95 4–5
Additional Classifications
Tropical Storm 39–73 0–3
Tropical Depression 0–38 0
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a classification used for most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of "tropical depressions" and "tropical storms", and thereby become hurricanes. Source: Intellicast

Beaufort Wind Scale

Number Of Storms Per 100 Yrs

Atlantic Basin Storm Count Since 1850

Atlantic Basin Storm Count Since 1850

Typical Tropical Cyclone Origins and Track By Month

June Hurricane Climatology

July Hurricane Climatology

August Hurricane Climatology

September Hurricane Climatology

October Hurricane Climatology

November Hurricane Climatology

Hurricane Strike Percentages

[Map of return period in years for hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles] Estimated return period in years for hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles of various locations on the U.S. Coast

[Map of return period in years for major hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles] Estimated return period in years for major hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles of various locations on the U.S. Coast

CONUS Hurricane Strikes

[Map of 1950-2011 CONUS Hurricane Strikes] 1950-2011 CONUS Hurricane Strikes (Courtesy of NCDC)

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Hurricane Katrina Track 2005

2017 Hurricane Season Storms

Tropical Storm ARLENE
Duration April 19 – April 21 2017
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)
990 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm BRET
Duration June 19 – June 20 2017
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)
1007 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm CINDY
Duration June 20 – June 23 2017
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)
991 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm DON
Duration July 17 – July 18 2017
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)
1005 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm EMILY
Duration July 30 – August 2 2017
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)
1001 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane FRANKLIN
Duration August 7 – August 10 2017
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)
981 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane GERT
Duration August 12 – August 17 2017
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)
962 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane HARVEY
Duration August 17 – September 1 2017
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)
937 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane IRMA
Duration August 30 – September 12 2017
Peak intensity 180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)
914 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane JOSE
Duration September 5 – September 22 2017
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)
938 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane KATIA
Duration September 5 – September 9 2017
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)
972 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm LEE
Duration September 14 – September 30 2017
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)
962 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane MARIA
Duration September 16 – September 30 2017
Peak intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)
908 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane NATE
Duration October 4 – October 9 2017
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)
981 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane OPHELIA
Duration October 9 – October 16 2017
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)
959 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm PHILIPPE
Duration October 28 – October 29 2017
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)
1000 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm RINA
Duration November 5 – November 9 2017
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)
991 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Season 2014 Review – The Below Average Season Is OVER!

Hurricane Season 2014

November 30th was the official end of the 2014 Hurricane Season!! This season as predicted by most was a very slow below average season marking another year without a major hurricane hitting the United States. It has now been a record breaking nine years since a major Hurricane (Cat 3 or higher) has hit the U.S. coast! That was Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (Sandy was not a Hurricane when it hit the northeast coastline in 2012). On the other hand the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season has had its busiest season in over 20 years. Usually I find when the E Pac has a busy above average season then the Atlantic will have a slow season and vise versa. Many forecasters this year made their prediction of a below average season on the fact that an El Niño would form in the Eastern Pacific but that never happened. A quiet Atlantic hurricane season often occurs during an El Niño year, because the climate pattern triggers conditions that inhibit hurricanes. El Niño’s failure to launch meant the phenomenon had little impact on Atlantic hurricanes and I find the major reason for the slow season was the strong wind shear, atmospheric instability, dry air and convergence across the Atlantic… similiar to the 2013 season. A slow season is a good season in my book!

The Atlantic produced only eight named tropical storms this year, the fewest since 1997, according to the National Hurricane Center. Six of those storms strengthened into hurricanes, and two became major hurricanes.

Hurricane Arthur was the only storm to make landfall in the United States this season. The storm clobbered coastal North Carolina on July 4 with Category 2 winds of about 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), causing $21 million in damage.

Of the two major Atlantic storms, Hurricane Edouard reached Category 3 strength far out at sea, never threatening to touch shorelines. Hurricane Gonzalo was the season’s most powerful storm at Category 4, but weakened to Category 2 before making landfall in Bermuda and causing more than $200 million in damage.

This is now my second season in the books since I started Louisiana Hurricane Center with many more years to come and if you appreciate my page, website and information I provide during Hurricane Season then PLEASE SHARE this post, site and my Facebook page with your friends and family. Continue along with me to keep an eye on the Tropics even during the offseason 24-7 at

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