The number of hurricanes hitting the US is down from nearly 2.5 hurricanes per year in the 1880’s to just over 1.5 hurricanes per year now.
The number of US major hurricanes (Category 3-5) peaked in the 1950’s at one per year, and is now at a record low.
Spreadsheet HURDAT Re-analysis
Climate alarmists and the press claim the exact opposite, because they operate from a standpoint of ignorance, superstition and stupidity.
West Side Story is a 1961
“Always the hurricanes blowing”
The hurricane prognostications for the coming year I have seen so far look similar to last years.
However, if Joe Bastardi is right about an El Nino coming it would be reasonable to expect those predictions will turn out to be exaggerated.
Also, the Atlantic has a ring of cold that runs right into the African wave area.
Of course since we are after all talking about global “climate change” it seem to me that it would be important to note that despite the more active than average Atlantic Hurricane season last year, globally the ACE was well below average and has been on a noticeable downslope since the 2005-6.