Happy Birthday, Hurricane Wilma! The Last U.S. Landfalling Major Hurricane

Hurricane Wilma turns 8 years old today, and she has had no siblings ever since. She made landfall on Cape Romano, Flordia, on October 24th, 2005 as a Category 3 hurricane.

Roger Pielke, Jr, noted back on September 9th, 2013, the times between major hurricanes is growing

2,878 days. The US major hurricane drought continues. This length of time is almost exactly twice as long as the previous “drought” since 1915 (which was 1975-1979).

Most hurricane prognosticators called for anywhere from 2-5 major hurricanes for the 2013 Atlantic season . They weren’t predicting landfalling, just formation. There hasn’t even been a category 2 formed this year. In fact, only two systems made it to Category 1 status. After the huge 2005 season, Warmists were telling us that there would be more and more hurricanes, just like 2005. Then, when activity dropped off, they said there would not be that many, but that they would be huge major hurricanes. Now that that notion has been obliterated, they’re either ignoring hurricanes as part of their “climate change” hysteria or claiming that “climate change” will now cause fewer, especially landfalling hurricanes.

Let’s also not forget that the US has only been hit with one hurricane since 2008, and it could be argued that Issac had dropped below hurricane status at landfall. Sandy was not a hurricane. What made Sandy so bad was a ….. cold front.

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2 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Hurricane Wilma! The Last U.S. Landfalling Major Hurricane”

  1. Son_Of_Gumballs says:

    OMG.. I so love that graphic. Hilarious.

    There hasn’t even been a category 2 formed this year. In fact, only two systems made it to Category 1 status.

    And yet, those Cat 1 storms were barely Cat1 and only for a few hours. Some were barely TS strength, but yet got names. So now, they can increase the number of “named storms”.

    We may end up having some good storms next year due to the lack of mixing over these last few years. But, the irony is ironic. Predicting doom and gloom all over the globe.. and yet, we’ve gone through a really quiet period.

  2. Exactly. Next year could be a big year. Or average. Or below. Warmists are fools for trying to not only predict specific types of weather, but to blame it all on man. And then crap doesn’t work out, so they have to go make other crap up.

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