To find out the frequency of hurricanes in Categories 1 through 5 to strike any particular state during the last century, please consult the Table shown below. The Table is provided by The National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
Under the column labeled 'Category Number' are numbers indicating how many hurricanes of that category have struck the indicated area during the period from 1900 to 1996. |
For example, the entire state of New York has endured three Category 1 hurricanes, one Category 2 hurricane, five Category 3 hurricanes, and NO Category 4 or 5 hurricanes.
|For example, the entire state of New Jersey has endured one Category 1 hurricane, no Category 2 hurricanes, no Category 3 hurricanes, and NO Category 4 or 5 hurricanes.|
THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
U.S. Mainland Hurricane Strikes by State, 1900-1996
Hurricane direct hits on the mainland U.S. coastline and for individual states 1900-1996 by Saffir/Simpson category.