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U.S. Severe Weather Annual Frequencies

U.S. Annual Severe Weather Data

Frequency of North Atlantic Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

These data were acquired from numerous sources which are listed below the table. There may be some discrepancies
in comparing different data sets. Unfortunately there is no process in place to resolve any discrepancies.


Totals: North Atlantic Hurricanes and & North Atlantic Tropical Storms (TS)
Note: Tropical systems acquire a name once they reach Tropical Storm Status ("TS" in table).
Since some Tropical Storms do NOT reach hurricane status, frequency of both is listed.

Hurricane and Tropical Storm data begin in 1900.

Year
Hurricanes
Year
Hurricanes
+TS
Year
2015
11
2015
4
2015
2014
9
2014
6
2014
2013
14
2013
2
2013
2012
20
2012
10
2012
2011
7
2011
20
2011
2010
12
2010
19
2010
2009
3
2009
9
2009
2008
8
2008
16
2008
2007
6
2007
15
2007
2006
5
2006
10
2006
2005
15
2005
28
2005
2004
9
2004
15
2004
2003
7
2003
16
2003
2002
4
2002
12
2002
2001
9
2001
15
2001
2000
8
2000
15
2000
1999
8
1999
12
1999
1998
10
1998
14
1998
1997
3
1997
8
1997
1996
6
1996
13
1996
1995
11
1995
19
1995
1994
3
1994
7
1994
1993
4
1993
8
1993
1992
4
1992
7
1992
1991
4
1991
8
1991
1990
8
1990
14
1990
1989
7
1989
11
1989
1988
5
1988
12
1988
1987
3
1987
7
1987
1986
4
1986
6
1986
1985
7
1985
11
1985
1984
5
1984
13
1984
1983
3
1983
4
1983
1982
2
1982
6
1982
1981
7
1981
12
1981
1980
9
1980
11
1980
1979
6
1979
9
1979
1978
5
1978
12
1978
1977
5
1977
6
1977
1976
6
1976
10
1976
1975
6
1975
9
1975
1974
4
1974
11
1974
1973
4
1973
8
1973
1972
3
1972
7
1972
1971
6
1971
13
1971
1970
5
1970
10
1970
1969
12
1969
18
1969
1968
5
1968
8
1968
1967
6
1967
8
1967
1966
7
1966
11
1966
1965
4
1965
6
1965
1964
6
1964
12
1964
1963
7
1963
9
1963
1962
3
1962
5
1962
1961
8
1961
11
1961
1960
4
1960
7
1960
1959
7
1959
11
1959
1958
7
1958
10
1958
1957
3
1957
8
1957
1956
4
1956
8
1956
1955
9
1955
12
1955
1954
8
1954
11
1954
1953
6
1953
14
1953
1952
6
1952
7
1952
1951
8
1951
10
1951
1950
11
1950
13
1950
1949
7
1949
13
1949
1948
6
1948
9
1948
1947
5
1947
9
1947
1946
3
1946
6
1946
1945
5
1945
11
1945
1944
7
1944
11
1944
1943
5
1943
10
1943
1942
4
1942
10
1942
1941
4
1941
6
1941
1940
4
1940
8
1940
1939
3
1939
5
1939
1938
3
1938
8
1938
1937
3
1937
9
1937
1936
7
1936
16
1936
1935
5
1935
6
1935
1934
6
1934
11
1934
1933
10
1933
21
1933
1932
6
1932
11
1932
1931
2
1931
9
1931
1930
2
1930
2
1930
1929
3
1929
3
1929
1928
4
1928
6
1928
1927
4
1927
7
1927
1926
8
1926
11
1926
1925
1
1925
2
1925
1924
5
1924
8
1924
1923
3
1923
7
1923
1922
2
1922
4
1922
1921
4
1921
6
1921
1920
4
1920
4
1920
1919
1
1919
3
1919
1918
3
1918
5
1918
1917
2
1917
3
1917
1916
11
1916
14
1916
1915
4
1915
5
1915
1914
0
1914
1
1914
1913
4
1913
6
1913
1912
4
1912
7
1912
1911
3
1911
6
1911
1910
3
1910
5
1910
1909
6
1909
11
1909
1908
6
1908
10
1908
1907
5
1907
5
1907
1906
6
1906
11
1906
1905
5
1905
5
1905
1904
3
1904
5
1904
1903
7
1903
10
1903
1902
3
1902
5
1902
1901
5
1901
12
1901
1900
3
1900
7
1900
Year
Hurricanes
Year
Hurricanes
+TS
Year

 

DATA SOURCES:
1940-2014 (75 years) List of all Severe Weather Fatalities
2014 Annual Summary
1940-2014 (75 years) List of all Severe Weather Fatalities
2014 Annual Summary

Hurricane maps and frequency (1851-2012)
Hurricane map and frequency 2013
Hurricane map and frequency 2014
National Climatic Data Center
NOAA/NWS Hazardous Weather Statistics
NOAA, Storm Events
Storm Data
Storm Prediction Center
University of Colorado, Science Policy
Tropical Cyclone Climatology

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