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Continental United States hurricane strikes 1950-2007

The list of United States hurricanes includes all tropical cyclones officially recorded to have produced sustained winds of greater than 74 mph (118 km/h) in the United States, which is the minimum threshold for hurricane intensity. The list, which is sorted by U.S. state, begins in 1851 with the start of the official Atlantic hurricane database (HURDAT), as provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hurricane Research Division; the data from 1926 to 1979 is subject to change, due to the lack of official wind speed estimates during the time period. Since 1851, a total of 284 Atlantic tropical cyclones produced hurricane-force winds in 19 states along the Atlantic coast. Additionally, two Pacific hurricanes struck Hawaii, and one Pacific tropical cyclone brought hurricane force winds to California. The tables list hurricanes by category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, based on winds that occurred in each state.

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A total of 284 Atlantic tropical cyclones have produced hurricane-force winds in every state along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, as well as Pennsylvania. Florida was affected by 113 hurricanes, which was more than any other state; Texas ranked second, with 61 hurricanes, and Louisiana ranked third, with 52 cyclones. Hurricane Donna affected a total of eight states—more than any other hurricane.[1]

The earliest time in the year for a hurricane to strike the nation was June 9, which was set by Hurricane Alma in 1966. The earliest major hurricane to strike the nation occurred in 1934, when an unnamed tropical cyclone made landfall on June 16. The latest in the year for a hurricane to strike the nation was December 1, which was set by a hurricane in 1925. The latest in the year for a major hurricane to strike the nation was from the Tampa Bay Hurricane of 1921, which moved ashore on October 25.[1]

The 1880s were the most active decade for the United States, with a total of 27 hurricanes affecting the nation. By contrast, the least active decade was the 1970s, with a total of only 12 hurricanes affecting the American coastline. A total of 28 seasons on record passed without an Atlantic hurricane affecting the country—the most recent of which was the 2006 season. Seven Atlantic hurricanes affected the country in the 1886 season, which was the year with the most United States hurricanes.[1]

Impact

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 was the most intense hurricane to make landfall the country, having struck the Florida Keys with a pressure of 892 mbar. It was one of only three hurricanes to move ashore as a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale; the others were Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which had a landfalling pressure of 909 mbar and 922 mbar, respectively. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the third most intense hurricane to strike the country with a pressure of 920 mbar, though its winds were not as strong as Andrew.[2]

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 was the deadliest hurricane in the history of the United States, killing at least 8,000 people. The 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane caused at least 2,500 casualties, and in 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed about 1,500 people. In the 1893 season, two hurricanes each caused over 1,000 deaths.[2]

Accounting for inflation, nine Atlantic hurricanes caused a damage total of over $10 billion (2006 USD), including three from the 2005 season. The costliest was Hurricane Katrina, with damage amounting to $84.6 billion. Of the thirty costliest United States hurricanes, ten were after the year 2000.[2]

States bordering the Atlantic Ocean

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Alabama

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 3 August 26 1852 Unnamed 2 October 18 1916
Unnamed 1 September 29 1917 Unnamed 3 August 21 1926
Unnamed 1 August 31 1856 Unnamed 1 September 1 1932
Unnamed 1 September 16 1859 Baker 1 August 31 1950
Unnamed 2 August 12 1860 Eloise 1 September 23 1975
Unnamed 1 September 16 1860 Frederic 3 September 13 1979
Unnamed 1 July 30 1870 Elena 3 September 2 1985
Unnamed 1 September 10 1882 Opal 1 October 4 1995
Unnamed 2 October 3 1893 Danny 1 July 19 1997
Unnamed 1 August 15 1901 Ivan 3 September 16 2004
Unnamed 2 September 27 1906 Dennis 1 July 10 2005
Unnamed 1 September 14 1912 Katrina 1 August 29 2005
Unnamed 2 July 5 1916 Gustav 2 September 1 2008
Ike 2 September 13 2008
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[3]

Connecticut

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Donna 2 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 September 8 1869 Agnes 1 June 22 1972
Unnamed 3 September 21 1938 Gloria 2 September 27 1985
Unnamed 3 September 15 1944 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Carol 3 August 31 1954 Belle 1 August 10 1976
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

Delaware

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 October 23 1878
Unnamed 1 September 16 1903
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

Florida

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 3 August 23 1851 Unnamed 3 October 25 1921
Unnamed 1 August 26 1852 Unnamed 1 September 15 1924
Unnamed 1 September 12 1852 Unnamed 1 October 21 1924
Unnamed 2 October 9 1852 Unnamed 1 December 1 1925
Unnamed 1 September 8 1854 Unnamed 2 July 27 1926
Unnamed 2 August 31 1856 Unnamed 4 September 18 1926
Unnamed 1 September 16 1859 Unnamed 2 August 8 1928
Unnamed 1 August 16 1861 Unnamed 4 September 17 1928
Unnamed 2 October 23 1865 Unnamed 3 September 28 1929
Unnamed 1 October 6 1867 Unnamed 1 July 30 1933
Unnamed 1 October 9 1870 Unnamed 3 September 4 1933
Unnamed 1 October 20 1870 Unnamed 5 September 3 1935
Unnamed 3 August 16 1871 Unnamed 2 November 4 1935
Unnamed 2 August 25 1871 Unnamed 3 July 31 1936
Unnamed 1 September 6 1871 Unnamed 1 August 11 1939
Unnamed 1 September 19 1873 Unnamed 2 October 6 1941
Unnamed 3 October 7 1873 Unnamed 3 October 19 1944
Unnamed 1 September 28 1874 Unnamed 1 June 24 1945
Unnamed 2 October 20 1876 Unnamed 3 September 15 1945
Unnamed 1 September 19 1877 Unnamed 1 October 8 1946
Unnamed 3 October 3 1877 Unnamed 4 September 17 1947
Unnamed 2 September 10 1878 Unnamed 1 October 11 1947
Unnamed 2 August 29 1880 Unnamed 3 September 21 1948
Unnamed 1 October 8 1880 Unnamed 2 October 5 1948
Unnamed 3 September 10 1882 Unnamed 3 August 26 1949
Unnamed 1 October 11 1882 Easy 3 September 5 1950
Unnamed 1 August 24 1885 King 3 October 18 1950
Unnamed 2 June 21 1886 Florence 1 September 26 1953
Unnamed 2 June 30 1886 Flossy 1 September 24 1956
Unnamed 1 July 18 1886 Donna 4 September 10 1960
Unnamed 1 July 27 1887 Cleo 2 August 27 1964
Unnamed 3 August 16 1888 Dora 2 September 10 1964
Unnamed 2 October 11 1888 Isbell 2 October 14 1964
Unnamed 1 August 24 1891 Betsy 3 September 8 1965
Unnamed 1 August 27 1893 Alma 2 June 9 1966
Unnamed 2 September 25 1894 Inez 1 October 8 1966
Unnamed 3 October 9 1894 Gladys 2 October 19 1968
Unnamed 2 July 7 1896 Agnes 1 June 19 1972
Unnamed 3 September 29 1896 Eloise 3 September 23 1975
Unnamed 1 August 3 1898 David 2 September 3 1979
Unnamed 2 October 2 1898 Elena 3 September 1 1985
Unnamed 2 August 1 1899 Kate 2 November 21 1985
Unnamed 1 August 11 1903 Floyd 1 October 12 1987
Unnamed 1 October 17 1904 Andrew 5 August 24 1992
Unnamed 1 June 16 1906 Erin 2 August 3 1995
Unnamed 2 September 27 1906 Opal 3 October 4 1995
Unnamed 3 October 18 1906 Earl 1 September 3 1998
Unnamed 3 October 11 1909 Georges 2 September 25 1998
Unnamed 2 October 18 1910 Irene 1 October 15 1999
Unnamed 1 August 11 1911 Charley 4 August 13 2004
Unnamed 1 September 14 1912 Frances 2 September 5 2004
Unnamed 1 August 1 1915 Ivan 3 September 16 2004
Unnamed 1 September 4 1915 Jeanne 3 September 26 2004
Unnamed 2 July 5 1916 Dennis 3 July 10 2005
Unnamed 2 October 18 1916 Katrina 1 August 25 2005
Unnamed 3 September 29 1917 Rita 1 September 20 2005
Unnamed 4 September 10 1919 Wilma 3 October 24 2005
Ike 2 September 13 2008
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

Georgia

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 August 24 1851 Unnamed 1 October 9 1894
Unnamed 1 October 10 1852 Unnamed 2 September 29 1896
Unnamed 1 October 21 1853 Unnamed 1 August 31 1898
Unnamed 3 September 8 1854 Unnamed 4 October 2 1898
Unnamed 1 August 31 1856 Unnamed 1 August 28 1911
Unnamed 1 October 3 1877 Unnamed 1 September 4 1915
Unnamed 1 September 11 1878 Unnamed 1 September 18 1928
Unnamed 2 August 28 1881 Unnamed 2 August 11 1940
Unnamed 1 August 25 1885 Unnamed 2 October 15 1947
Unnamed 1 June 21 1886 David 2 September 4 1979
Unnamed 3 August 28 1893 Kate 1 November 22 1985
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[3]

Louisiana

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 2 August 25 1852 Unnamed 1 October 16 1923
Unnamed 3 September 16 1855 Unnamed 3 August 26 1926
Unnamed 4 August 11 1856 Unnamed 3 June 16 1934
Unnamed 3 August 11 1860 Unnamed 1 August 15 1938
Unnamed 2 September 15 1860 Unnamed 2 August 7 1940
Unnamed 2 October 2 1860 Unnamed 3 September 19 1947
Unnamed 2 September 13 1865 Unnamed 1 September 4 1948
Unnamed 2 October 4 1867 Flossy 2 September 24 1956
Unnamed 1 September 5 1869 Audrey 4 June 27 1957
Unnamed 1 September 18 1877 Hilda 3 October 3 1964
Unnamed 2 August 23 1879 Betsy 3 September 10 1965
Unnamed 3 September 1 1879 Camille 5 August 27 1969
Unnamed 2 September 15 1882 Edith 2 September 16 1971
Unnamed 2 June 14 1886 Carmen 3 September 8 1974
Unnamed 3 October 12 1886 Babe 1 September 5 1977
Unnamed 1 October 19 1887 Bob 1 September 11 1979
Unnamed 1 September 23 1889 Danny 1 August 15 1985
Unnamed 2 September 7 1893 Juan 1 October 28 1985
Unnamed 4 October 2 1893 Florence 1 September 10 1988
Unnamed 1 September 12 1897 Andrew 3 August 26 1992
Unnamed 1 August 14 1901 Danny 1 July 18 1997
Unnamed 1 September 27 1906 Lili 1 October 3 2002
Unnamed 3 September 20 1909 Cindy 1 July 6 2005
Unnamed 1 August 17 1915 Katrina 3 August 29 2005
Unnamed 3 September 29 1915 Rita 3 September 24 2005
Unnamed 2 September 29 1917 Humberto 1 September 13 2007
Unnamed 3 August 7 1918 Gustav 2 September 1 2008
Unnamed 2 September 21 1920 Ike 2 September 13 2008
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[3]
Hurricane Gustav Public Advisory 32[4]

Maine

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 2 October 4 1869 Donna 1 September 13 1960
Carol 1 September 7 1954 Gerda 1 September 10 1969
Edna 1 September 11 1954 Gloria 1 September 27 1985
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

Maryland

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 October 23 1878
Hazel 2 October 15 1954
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

Massachusetts

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Unnamed 3 September 21 1938
Unnamed 3 September 8 1869 Unnamed 2 September 15 1944
Unnamed 1 October 4 1869 Edna 3 September 11 1954
Unnamed 1 September 10 1896 Donna 1 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 August 26 1924 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

Mississippi

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 3 August 26 1852 Unnamed 3 July 6 1916
Unnamed 3 August 16 1855 Unnamed 1 October 16 1923
Unnamed 3 August 12 1860 Unnamed 3 September 19 1947
Unnamed 2 September 15 1860 Ethel 1 September 15 1960
Unnamed 2 October 2 1893 Camille 5 August 15 1969
Unnamed 1 August 15 1901 Frederic 3 September 13 1979
Unnamed 2 September 27 1906 Elena 3 September 2 1985
Unnamed 2 September 21 1909 Georges 2 September 29 1998
Unnamed 2 September 29 1915 Katrina 3 August 29 2005
Ike 2 September 13 2008
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

New Hampshire

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Donna 1 September 13 1960
Gloria 2 September 27 1985
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

New Jersey

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 October 23 1869
Unnamed 1 September 16 1903
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

New York

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Carol 3 August 31 1954
Unnamed 1 September 8 1869 Donna 3 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 August 24 1893 Agnes 1 June 22 1972
Unnamed 1 October 10 1894 Belle 1 August 10 1976
Unnamed 3 September 21 1938 Gloria 3 September 27 1985
Unnamed 3 September 15 1944 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

North Carolina

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 13 1857 Unnamed 1 August 1 1944
Unnamed 1 September 27 1861 Unnamed 3 September 14 1944
Unnamed 1 November 2 1861 Unnamed 1 August 24 1949
Unnamed 1 September 24 1874 Barbara 1 August 14 1953
Unnamed 1 September 17 1876 Carol 2 August 31 1954
Unnamed 2 October 23 1878 Hazel 4 October 15 1954
Unnamed 3 August 18 1879 Connie 3 August 12 1955
Unnamed 1 September 9 1880 Diane 1 August 17 1955
Unnamed 2 September 9 1881 Ione 3 September 19 1955
Unnamed 2 September 11 1883 Helene 3 September 27 1958
Unnamed 2 September 25 1885 Donna 3 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 August 20 1887 Ginger 1 September 30 1971
Unnamed 1 August 28 1893 Diana 3 September 13 1984
Unnamed 1 October 13 1893 Gloria 3 September 27 1985
Unnamed 1 September 29 1896 Charley 1 August 17 1986
Unnamed 3 August 18 1899 Hugo 1 September 22 1989
Unnamed 2 October 31 1899 Emily 3 August 31 1993
Unnamed 1 July 11 1901 Bertha 2 July 12 1996
Unnamed 1 September 17 1906 Fran 3 September 6 1996
Unnamed 1 July 31 1908 Bonnie 2 August 27 1998
Unnamed 1 September 3 1913 Floyd 2 September 16 1999
Unnamed 1 August 24 1918 Isabel 2 September 18 2003
Unnamed 1 September 15 1924 Alex 1 August 3 2004
Unnamed 2 August 23 1933 Charley 1 August 14 2004
Unnamed 3 September 16 1933 Ophelia 1 September 14 2005
Unnamed 1 August 26 1924
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]
Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT[3]

Pennsylvania

Though not directly bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the Gale of 1878 produced hurricane force winds in the state, the only tropical cyclone on record to do so.[1] Furthermore, Hurricane Agnes (1972) had a severe impact on the state. Although it had been only a Category 1 storm, and had weakened to a mere tropical rainstorm by the time it reached Pennsylvania, Hurricane Agnes nevertheless caused severe flooding, as well as enormous economic damage.

Rhode Island

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 16 1858 Unnamed 3 September 15 1944
Unnamed 1 September 8 1869 Carol 3 August 31 1954
Unnamed 1 October 10 1894 Donna 2 September 12 1960
Unnamed 1 September 10 1896 Bob 2 August 19 1991
Unnamed 3 September 21 1938
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

South Carolina

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 2 September 8 1854 Unnamed 1 October 8 1913
Unnamed 1 June 22 1867 Unnamed 2 July 14 1916
Unnamed 1 September 28 1874 Unnamed 1 September 18 1928
Unnamed 1 September 12 1878 Unnamed 2 August 11 1940
Unnamed 1 August 28 1881 Unnamed 2 October 15 1947
Unnamed 1 September 11 1883 Able 1 August 31 1952
Unnamed 3 August 25 1885 Hazel 4 October 15 1954
Unnamed 3 August 28 1893 Cindy 1 July 9 1959
Unnamed 1 September 27 1894 Gracie 3 September 29 1959
Unnamed 1 September 29 1896 David 2 September 4 1979
Unnamed 1 August 31 1898 Bob 1 July 25 1985
Unnamed 2 October 31 1899 Hugo 4 September 22 1989
Unnamed 1 September 14 1904 Charley 1 August 14 2004
Unnamed 1 September 17 1906 Gaston 1 August 29 2004
Unnamed 2 August 28 1911
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

Texas

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 June 25 1851 Unnamed 1 June 28 1929
Unnamed 1 June 26 1854 Unnamed 4 August 14 1932
Unnamed 2 September 18 1854 Unnamed 2 August 7 1933
Unnamed 1 September 13 1865 Unnamed 3 September 5 1933
Unnamed 2 July 15 1866 Unnamed 2 July 25 1934
Unnamed 1 October 2 1867 Unnamed 1 June 27 1936
Unnamed 2 August 17 1869 Unnamed 2 August 8 1940
Unnamed 3 September 16 1875 Unnamed 3 September 23 1941
Unnamed 2 August 23 1879 Unnamed 1 August 21 1942
Unnamed 3 August 13 1880 Unnamed 3 August 30 1942
Unnamed 1 September 15 1882 Unnamed 2 July 27 1943
Unnamed 2 June 14 1886 Unnamed 2 August 27 1945
Unnamed 4 August 20 1886 Unnamed 1 August 24 1947
Unnamed 1 September 23 1886 Unnamed 2 October 4 1949
Unnamed 2 October 12 1886 Audrey 4 June 27 1957
Unnamed 2 September 21 1887 Debra 1 July 25 1959
Unnamed 1 June 17 1888 Carla 4 September 11 1961
Unnamed 1 July 5 1891 Beulah 3 September 20 1967
Unnamed 1 August 30 1895 Celia 3 August 3 1970
Unnamed 1 September 13 1897 Fern 1 September 10 1971
Unnamed 4 September 9 1900 Allen 3 August 10 1980
Unnamed 2 June 29 1909 Alicia 3 August 18 1983
Unnamed 3 July 21 1909 Bonnie 1 June 28 1986
Unnamed 1 August 27 1909 Chantal 1 August 1 1989
Unnamed 2 September 14 1910 Jerry 1 October 16 1989
Unnamed 2 October 16 1912 Bret 3 August 23 1999
Unnamed 1 June 27 1913 Claudette 1 July 15 2003
Unnamed 4 August 17 1915 Rita 3 September 24 2005
Unnamed 4 August 18 1916 Humberto 1 September 13 2007
Unnamed 1 August 7 1918 Dolly 1 July 23 2008
Unnamed 3 September 14 1919 Ike 2 September 13 2008
Unnamed 1 June 22 1921
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]
Hurricane Dolly Discussion Fourteen[5]
Hurricane Ike Discussion Forty-Nine[6]

Virginia

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Unnamed 1 September 17 1876 Unnamed 1 September 30 1896
Unnamed 1 October 23 1878 Unnamed 2 August 23 1933
Unnamed 2 August 18 1879 Unnamed 3 September 14 1944
Unnamed 1 October 13 1893 Connie 1 August 12 1955
Unnamed 1 September 29 1894 Isabel 1 September 18 2003
Source: Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007[1]

States bordering the Pacific Ocean

Southwestern United States

The 1858 San Diego Hurricane is the only Pacific tropical cyclone known to have produced hurricane-force winds in California; it affected San Diego on October 2, 1858, though its center remained just offshore. In the 20th century, only four tropical cyclones produced tropical storm force winds in the southwestern United States: a tropical storm in September 1939 in California, Hurricane Joanne in October 1972 in Arizona, Hurricane Kathleen in September 1976 in Arizona and California, and Hurricane Nora in September 1997 in Arizona.[7]

Hawaii

Name Saffir-Simpson
Category
Date of closest approach Year
Dot 1 August 7 1959
Iniki 4 September 12 1992
Source: 1959 Central Pacific Hurricane Season[8]
1992 Central Pacific Hurricane Season[9]

Climatological statistics

Month Number of recorded storms
affecting United States
June 19
July 24
August 76
September 107
October 53
November 3
December 1

Period Number of recorded storms
affecting United States
1850s 16
1860s 15
1870s 19
1880s 27
1890s 20
1900–1909 18
1910s 21
1920s 14
1930s 17
1940s 23
1950s 20
1960s 15
1970s 12
1980s 16
1990s 15
2000–2007 16

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Hurricane Research Division (2008). "Chronological List of All Hurricanes which Affected the Continental United States: 1851-2007". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/ushurrlist18512007.txt. Retrieved 2008-03-21.  
  2. ^ a b c Eric S. Blake, Edward N. Rappaport, Christopher W. Landsea (2007). "The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones From 1851 to 2006" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NWS-TPC-5.pdf. Retrieved 2008-05-05.  
  3. ^ a b c d Hurricane Research Division (2008). "Documentation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Changes in HURDAT". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/metadata_master.html. Retrieved 2008-03-21.  
  4. ^ Jack Beven (2008-09-01). "Hurricane Gustav Public Advisory Thirty-Two". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al07/al072008.public.032.shtml?. Retrieved 2008-09-13.  
  5. ^ Lixion Avila (2008). "Hurricane Dolly Discussion Fourteen". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al04/al042008.discus.014.shtml?. Retrieved 2008-07-30.  
  6. ^ Jack Beven (2008-09-13). "Hurricane Ike Discussion Forty-Nine". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.discus.049.shtml?. Retrieved 2008-09-13.  
  7. ^ Michael Chenoweth and Chris Landsea (2004). "The San Diego Hurricane of October 2, 1858". American Meteorological Society. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Landsea/chenowethlandsea.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-26.  
  8. ^ Central Pacific Hurricane Season. "1959 Central Pacific Hurricane Season". http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/summaries/1959.php#Dot. Retrieved 2008-01-26.  
  9. ^ Central Pacific Hurricane Season. "1992 Central Pacific Hurricane Season". http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/summaries/1992.php#Iniki. Retrieved 2008-01-26.  

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