1886 : America’s Busiest Hurricane Season

The US was hit by seven hurricanes in 1886, the only year that has happened. Three of those hurricanes occurred in June, which never happens any more. Three locations in the US were hit by two hurricanes. Texas was hit by four hurricanes, and Florida was hit by three hurricanes.

1886 Atlantic hurricane season map – 1886 Atlantic hurricane season – Wikipedia

15 Jun 1886, Page 5 – The Morning News at Newspapers.com

TimesMachine: July 8, 1886 – NYTimes.com

24 Aug 1886, Page 1 – Lawrence Daily Journal at Newspapers.com

30 Sep 1886, Page 1 – The Stark County Democrat at Newspapers.com

21 Oct 1886, Page 2 – Ashland Clipper at Newspapers.com

Superstitious people are always looking for someone to blame for hurricanes. In 1886 they blamed the bad hurricanes, cyclones, blizzards, cholera, and smallpox on planetary alignment. Now they blame a harmless trace gas.

20 Jun 1886, Page 8 – The Topeka Daily Capital at Newspapers.com

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8 Responses to 1886 : America’s Busiest Hurricane Season

  1. Mark Tinsley says:

    Off topic, but on the up side, at least Al Gore’s latest hysteria bombed.

    80% worse revenue than the original, now in less than 100 theatres and the revenue chart looks like a logarithmic CO2 effect ;-)

    More: https://www.kingdomcomment.com/blog/an-inconvenient-box-office-bomb

  2. Pethefin says:

    FYI, this guy makes some very interesting visualizations of hurricanes etc:


    the link takes you to a visualization of hurricane paths in US during the past 100 years

  3. Rob says:

    Well that was just a fluke year while 2 major hurricanes hitting the U.S after 11 years of no major hurricanes hitting there means doom and gloom.

    I’ll have a good laugh if no major hurricanes hit the U.S again for another decade+…which the zealots will of course say is the result of global warming.

  4. Gail Combs says:

    Interesting White House Press conference yesterday. The Urnialists in the White House Press are avoiding the subjects of Irma and Harvey like the plague. That means they can not come up with how Trump screwed-up. ?

    Love it!

  5. NavarreAggie says:

    Hard to believe that Indianola was once a port city vying with Houston to be the center of commerce in Texas. The hurricane of 1886 forever changed that race.

  6. Psalmon says:

    It’s all a random walk, a quadrillion butterflies effect. Irma and Jose were on the same tracks…Irma stayed southerly and Jose has gone off to churn up the Bermuda Triangle.

    Either that or it’s all caused by Trump. He let Irma in and denied Jose. Racist.


  7. RAH says:

    BTW hurricane Jose is sort of trapped and is doing loops out in the Atlantic dropping massive amounts of rain over the same area. Very much like what happened to Harvey to keep it over the Houston area. But since it is doing this out over the ocean nobody in the media notices.

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