Analysis: Hurricanes Have Not Gotten More Intense, Frequent Over Past 170 Years

Despite the 1°C global warming seen since the mid 18th century, hurricane intensity and frequency remained well with the range of natural variability and have not trended upwards. “If anything,…

An Unmanned Saildrone Takes Weather Observations in the Center of a Hurricane

On Thursday, September 30, an autonomous (unmanned) sailboat, called a Saildrone, made it into the center of Hurricane Sam, a category four tropical cyclone, measuring extraordinary winds and seas.  

BBC’s Fake Climate Check On Hurricanes

This Climate Check has little to do with facts, and is little more than propaganda.

America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster…the Galveston Hurricane of 1900…and the heroic efforts of meteorologist-in-charge, Isaac Cline

By the next morning, skies had cleared and a 20 mph breeze greeted the Galveston survivors, there were 3600 homes destroyed leaving about a quarter of the population homeless, and…

The Landfall of Category Four Hurricane Ida

Finally, one thing to keep in mind:  our ability to predict the tracks, and to a less extent the intensity of hurricanes, is a potent tool for reducing damage and casualties…

Bastardi Comments on Hurricane Henri

But let me be clear as to why this is the storm I have always feared.   A lot of it has to do with its end game in the forecasting.

Henri is the storm we have feared for decades

And what’s more, the weather weaponizers will be out in full force, when the very person who exposes this stuff has been talking about this for years for one, in…

Old-school data suggests hurricanes in the Atlantic are not more frequent than in the past

Researchers affiliated with several institutions in the United States has determined that the increase in the number of hurricanes forming in the Atlantic over the past several years is not…

New Study Defies Alarmists, Finds “No Notable Changes” Between Present And Future Cyclone Energy

Good news: a warmer, likely tamer climate, is in the future recent science shows. A new study projects no future increase in tropical storm energy.

Was 2020 a Record-Breaking Hurricane Season? Yes, But. . .

So why would the record for named storms be broken in 2020, while the overall activity as measured by ACE is not even be close to setting a record? The…

The Most Intense Typhoons

Far from being the most intense, Haiyan is way down the list. There have been twenty four Western pacific typhoons which have been more intense than Haiyan, which is also…

The 2021 Hurricane Season Has Begun

The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season burned through the alphabet with 30 named storms including 14 Hurricanes and 7 Majors. The two seasonal hurricane forecasts that I trust the…

NOAA predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season

For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or…

Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 – here’s what forecasters are watching right now

As summer in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, forecasters begin watching every bout of rainy weather between the Gulf of Mexico and Africa. Each counterclockwise swirl of wind or burst of…

Fake Hurricane News Exposed: Average Day Of First Hurricane Formation “Contrary To Media Reports”

Overall Maue called the “fixation on ‘named storms’ and lengthening the season” a “waste of time.” He notes that the data for the first hurricane is “highly variable data” and…

Increasing Hurricane Frequency Due To Better Observation, Not Climate Change–BBC

There is the usual nonsense about hurricanes getting stronger, for which there is absolutely no evidence. As we can see below, major hurricanes were just as frequent as now back…

Increasing Hurricane Intensity Study Fatally Flawed

The data shows that the global results are driven largely by a single basin, the North Atlantic. The proportion of major wind speeds increased by 72% in the North Atlantic,…

Record Atlantic Hurricane Season?

There has been much alarum about last year being a “record Atlantic hurricane season”. As I pointed out at the time, the claim was based on the number of named…

North Pacific “Hurricanes”

The north Pacific Ocean will never experience a hurricane: a tropical storm with a sustained wind speed of 74 mph or more. They aren’t called hurricanes not because north Pacific…

Global Hurricane Activity Below Average In 2020

As the year draws to a close, we can note that, despite a busy Atlantic hurricane season, global hurricane activity has actually been well below average:

How Busy Was the 2020 Hurricane Season?

But the raw data for hurricane history is contaminated by changes in observing tools, in our understanding, and in the philosophy of whether a storm should be named. What explains…

HURRICANE SEASON 2020 UPDATE (11/29/2020)

The 2020 hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin is the most active in history with 30 named storms, breaking the previous record set in 2005 (which had 28). 6 storms…

Roger Pielke Jr.’s 2020 Hurricane Season Recap

2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends today Here are updated CONUS normalized losses through 2020 2020 ranks 15th of 121 years Based on @JessicaWeinkle et al https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2 And CONUS landfalling hurricanes…

Slower decay of landfalling Hurricanes in a warmer world — really?

The outcome of L&C 2020 is very overconfident when it comes to the dependency of the decay time on the SST. The R²=0.53 found in LC 2020 vanishes to an…