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U.S. Hurricane Strikes by Decade (Text)


Number of hurricanes by Saffir-Simpson Category to strike the mainland U.S. each decade.

Decade Saffir-Simpson Category1 All
1,2,3,4,5
Major
3,4,5
1 2 3 4 5
1851-186085510196
1861-187086100151
1871-188076700207
1881-189089410225
1891-190085530218
1901-1910104400184
1911-1920104430217
1921-193053320135
1931-194047611198
1941-1950869102410
1951-196081530178
1961-197035411146
1971-198062400124
1981-199091410155
1991-200036401145
2001-20044221093
 
1851-2004109727118327392
Average Per Decade7.14.74.61.20.217.76.0

1 Only the highest Saffir-Simpson Category to affect the U.S. has been used.

This is taken from NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS TPC-4:
THE DEADLIEST, COSTLIEST, AND MOST INTENSE
UNITED STATES HURRICANES FROM 1851 TO 2004
(AND OTHER FREQUENTLY REQUESTED HURRICANE FACTS)

by
Eric S. Blake, Jerry D. Jarrell(retired) and Edward N. Rappaport
NOAA/NWS/ Tropical Prediction Center
Miami, Florida

Christopher W. Landsea
NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division
Miami, Florida

Full Report available in PDF format.


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