Storm Anomalies
Update Dec. 31, 2009

* Note from 2007 tropical depressions excluded in totals

Original Scripting 2004

Original Version for Printing

 

Decade 2000

 

Year Storms
   
2009 9
2008 16
2007 15
2006 10
2005 31
2004 17
2003 21
2002 14
2001 17
2000 19
   
Average 16.9

 

The 2010 Tally

 

Year Storms
   
2010 0

 

 

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The South Carolina Storms 

Spontaneous Hurricane Intensification

Records

2 close Carolina hurricanes forming in the same year: 2

this has never occurred in the past (range150 miles)

Consecutive years with 14 or more storms: 8

1998-2005( there has not been any years in the past with back to back storms of 14 or more, ever)

The highest avg. occurrence of storms within the same decade: 16.90

Decade 2000 ( the closest is decade 1990 with an average of 11.7)  An up tick of 44.44%

Forecasts

NOAA's forecast is based on the likelihood that above-normal activity that began in 1995 will continue. Since 1995, the Atlantic hurricane seasons have been above normal except for the alleged El Nino years of 1997 and 2002.

The 2002 is well above the average and why the reference point of 1995 close to the year the Earth changes started.

The TMP report estimates the risk of a major storm  a category 3 or higher  hitting the U.S. coastline, concluding the U.S. East Coast, including Florida, has a 48 percent chance of have a major storm making landfall while the U.S. Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville, Texas, has a 38 percent of chance of seeing a major hurricane. (Hind site: Katrina and Rita)

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting for 12 to 15 tropical storms to form during the 2004 season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. Six to eight storms are predicted to become hurricanes with two to four storms developing into major hurricanes ranked as Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength.

Well are at the record maximum for Category 3+ storms: 6.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WEATHER/05/17/hurricane.forecast/index.html

 

Hurricane Data 1920 - 1999

Year Storms Year Storms
       
1969 18 1979 9
1968 8 1978 12
1967 8 1977 6
1966 11 1976 10
1965 6 1975 9
1964 12 1974 11
1963 9 1973 8
1962 5 1972 7
1961 11 1971 13
1960 7 1970 10
       
Average 9.5   9.5
Year Storms Year Storms
       
1989 11 1999 16
1988 12 1998 14
1987 7 1997 9
1986 6 1996 13
1985 11 1995 21
1984 13 1994 7
1983 4 1993 8
1982 6 1992 7
1981 12 1991 8
1980 11 1990 14
       
Average 9.3   11.7

 

Year Storms Year Storms
       
1929 3 1939 5
1928 6 1938 8
1927 7 1937 9
1926 11 1936 16
1925 2 1935 6
1924 8 1934 11
1923 7 1933 21
1922 4 1932 11
1921 6 1931 9
1920 4 1930 2
       
Average 5.8   9.8
Year Storms Year Storms
       
1949 13 1959 11
1948 9 1958 10
1947 9 1957 8
1946 6 1956 8
1945 11 1955 12
1944 11 1954 11
1943 10 1953 14
1942 10 1952 7
1941 6 1951 10
1940 8 1950 13
       
Average 9.3   10.4

 

Data is provided by the National Hurricane Center, Miami Fl.

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