Record Streak Continues As Atlantic Hurricane Season Wanes Without Major Hit

 Tuesday, November 3, 2015


It has been 10 years since a major hurricane hit the U.S., and as the Atlantic season staggers into its last month, every day that passes seems certain to extend that record streak. Wilma was the last major system, striking Florida on Oct. 24, 2005. Since then, every Category 3, 4, or 5 hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin has missed the U.S. While some weather data go back only a few decades, this ocean’s hurricane records date to 1851, when the U.S. flag had 31 stars and Millard Fillmore was president.