Graph of the Day for October 21, 2009

Randall Hoven
"Of course when the oceans get warmer, that causes stronger storms. We have seen in the last couple of years, a lot of big hurricanes. Hurricanes Jean, Francis and Ivan were among them. In the same year we had that string of big hurricanes... And you'll see Hurricane Katrina form over Florida.  And then as it comes into the Gulf over warm water it becomes stronger and stronger and stronger. Look at that Hurricane's eye. And of course the consequences were so horrendous; there are no words to describe it."
 - Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth.  


Annual Fatalities per Million People From US Hurricanes (20 yr moving ave.)



Source:  Daniel Sutter, American Enterprise Institute


Hoven's Index for October 21, 2009


Number of hurricanes (Category 1 or greater) making landfall in the US from 1870 to 1899:  65.

From 1970 to 1999:  42.


Number of severe hurricanes (Category 3 or greater) making landfall in the US from 1870 to 1899:  19.

From 1970 to 1999:  15.


Source:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
"Of course when the oceans get warmer, that causes stronger storms. We have seen in the last couple of years, a lot of big hurricanes. Hurricanes Jean, Francis and Ivan were among them. In the same year we had that string of big hurricanes... And you'll see Hurricane Katrina form over Florida.  And then as it comes into the Gulf over warm water it becomes stronger and stronger and stronger. Look at that Hurricane's eye. And of course the consequences were so horrendous; there are no words to describe it."
 - Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth.  


Annual Fatalities per Million People From US Hurricanes (20 yr moving ave.)



Source:  Daniel Sutter, American Enterprise Institute


Hoven's Index for October 21, 2009


Number of hurricanes (Category 1 or greater) making landfall in the US from 1870 to 1899:  65.

From 1970 to 1999:  42.


Number of severe hurricanes (Category 3 or greater) making landfall in the US from 1870 to 1899:  19.

From 1970 to 1999:  15.


Source:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration