Q: What is the average number of hurricanes per year?
A: 5.8 hurricanes; 10.1 named storms.
Q: What year had the most named storms?
A: 2005 with 25 storms.
Q: When did the earliest hurricane in the season occur?
A: Hurricane Alma on June 9, 1966.
Q: When did the latest hurricane in the season occur?
A: An un-named hurricane on November 29, 1925.
Q: How many direct hits by hurricanes of various categories have affected each state?
A: 36% of all hurricanes hit Florida; 76% of category 4 hurricanes have hit either Florida or Texas; approximately half of the hurricanes strike the middle Gulf Coast; New York has had major hurricanes.
Q: What tropical cyclone produced the largest storm surge?
A: The Bathurst Bay Hurricane, also known as Tropical Cyclone Mahina, struck Bathurst Bay, Australia in 1899. It produced between a 42 and 48 foot surge. Fish and dolphins were reported found on top of 15 m cliffs!
Q: What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?
A: The 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston, TX, taking 8,000 lives.