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Subject: E22) What tracks did the continental U.S. major hurricanes take by decade?
Contributed by Chris Landsea


The following figures from Blake et al. (2005) show the decade by decade tracks of hurricanes that made landfall on the continental U.S. as major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale). Note that before 1900 portions of the Gulf coast from Texas to Florida were relatively uninhabited and that small but intense hurricanes (like Andrew in 1992 or Charley in 2004) may not have been correctly identified as being major hurricanes. Thus the counts of U.S. major hurricanes is likely incomplete (low) for the period of 1851 to 1900.

DECADE
1851-1860
1861-1870
1871-1880
1881-1890
1891-1900
1901-1910
1911-1920
1921-1930
1931-1940
1941-1950
1951-1960
1961-1970
1971-1980
1981-1990
1991-2000
2001-2010

Last Updated : May 23, 2013

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