Saturday, October 8, 2016

Matthew Finally Makes Landfall

Hurricane Matthew finally made landfall a little while ago near McClellanville, South Carolina. It was a Cat. 1 storm at the time.

However, the US's amazing record of 4002 days (as of today; blue bar at the right side of the graph) without a major hurricane (Cat 3 or higher winds) striking our coasts is just amazing.
This wonderful string of good luck is more than double the previous record set from 1900 (after the Great Galveston Hurricane) to 1906. Our last Cat 3 was Wilma in 2005.

While the 2016 hurricane season has more than a month yet to run, the chance of the record being broken this year is unlikely.

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