History of Hurricanes in the North Atlantic

Aaron Foyer
History of hurricanes in the North Atlantic

As ocean temperatures around the world increase, there is more energy to feed the storms leading to stronger, more frequent hurricanes.

Both the amount and the average strength of hurricanes in the North Atlantic have been increasing since the 1970s. In the late 1800s, there were roughly 1 to 2 major hurricanes per year. Since 2000, there are typically between 3 and 4 per year.