It’s been a record 127 months since the last major hurricane – ten and a half years.
A major hurricane is defined as one that is a Category 3 (111+ mph-winds) or higher. The last major hurricane was Hurricane Wilma that hit Florida in October of 2005. Wilma was one of four major hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S. in 2005. The other three included Dennis, Katrina, and Rita.
This so-called “hurricane drought” is significant, because those who are adamant proponents of manmade global warming have always said that catastrophic weather events such as hurricanes were going to increase in frequency and intensity as carbon-induced “climate change” worsens. What we’ve seen however is the opposite.
We usually see a major hurricane make landfall in the U.S. once every two years on average. But so far, it’s been over a decade since we last saw one. CNS News reported on the previous two records:
The second longest stretch between major hurricane strikes was between the major hurricane that struck in August 1860 and the one that struck in September 1869, NOAA records show. The third longest stretch was between the major hurricane that struck in September 1900 and the one that struck in October 1906.
President Obama, so far, is the only president since Benjamin Harrison not to have a major hurricane make landfall in the U.S. during his term. Harrison, whose term of office did not include a major hurricane strike, served from 1889 to 1893.
Ironically, this record hurricane drought happens to be during the peak of dire global warming predictions.
CNS News also pointed out that the record may be broken this year as El Nino – the warming phase – comes to a close. La Nina – the cooling phase – very well may take its place and allow for more major hurricanes.