I'm sure a link to this has been posted many times before, if for no other reason than I myself just referenced it in another thread just two days
ago. But as I do not see a thread as such dedicated to the automatic
update of current cyclonic activity in the Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf, and
as we are in the middle of another unprecedented hurricane season*
, it seems rather relevant to have a quick-look link to such information in
I guess you could say all activities tropical are topical right now...
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While the gross number
of hurricanes so far in 2004-2005 does appear to be consistent with historical periods of recorded activity,
there are several other measurements by which 2004-2005 represents unforeseen
levels of activity, intensity, and destruction.
For instance, this current period is often compared to the decade of incerased activity from 1951-1960, during that entire
deacde there were
only three L4 hurricanes total
, there have already been three L4 hurricanes within the last 13 months.
And while two of the five most
intense Atlantic hurricanes (as measured by central pressure in mb) ever recorded
occurred within 3 1/2
weeks of each other, none
of the five most intense hurricanes ever recorded occurred between 1951-1960.
Source data from NOAA
Edit: for link to source material
[edit on 1-10-2005 by sdrumrunner]