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Comparing The Hurricane Seasons Of 1933 And 2005

November 12, 2015

By Paul Homewood


h/t Gary H  


Further to my post earlier today on hurricane trends, Chris Landsea’s paper Counting Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Back to 1900 includes this track map which rather says it all.




Now, I just wonder why there were no mid Atlantic hurricanes in 1933?


And just to ram the message home, we can see that there were even more landfalling storms in 1933 than 2005.



  1. Roy Hartwell permalink
    November 12, 2015 7:11 pm

    I don’t know whether I’m just getting more cynical, but it seems to me the new trend by the UK Met office of naming perfectly normal autumn/winter storms is an attempt to link them in the public mind as hurricanes.

    • Retired Dave permalink
      November 12, 2015 8:26 pm

      Roy – why else would you do it???

      • Retired Dave permalink
        November 12, 2015 8:29 pm

        Just an extra thought – many yachting insurance policies exclude cover in the vicinity of a “named storm”. Looks like getting any sailing done off the west coast of Scotland might be quite difficult from now on!

  2. Gary H permalink
    November 12, 2015 9:34 pm

    I thought you might put that up. Chris emailed it to me years ago – all I had was the graphic – took me a while to find the report.


  3. November 12, 2015 11:34 pm

    Paul it’s exactly this kind of post, with inarguable archive evidence, that leaves me skeptical of climate science as it is currently practiced. Great stuff.

  4. kuhnkat permalink
    November 14, 2015 7:22 am

    How much of that is just no way to record the hurricanes as opposed to no hurricanes in the open ocean??

  5. kuhnkat permalink
    November 14, 2015 7:24 am

    Just read the previous post…

  6. November 15, 2015 6:46 pm

    El Nino, Katrina, Patricia and other powerful meteo phenomena will always take us by surprise, even if we know when they will happend. A new chapter on the climate change issue could be now opened, giving more attention to oceanic phenomena under the influence of the potential of the “1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” . All research would lead to a better understanding and protection of the stability of our short-term weather and long-term global climate.

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