Nov 4, 2015

The Northern Hemisphere’s record-shattering tropical cyclone season, by the numbers

by
Phil Klotzbach
,
Washington Post
Infrared satellite image of Typhoon Soudelor on August 3.
Infrared satellite image of Typhoon Soudelor on August 3.

The 2015 Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone (TC) in 2015 stands as the most active season for intense tropical cyclones on record, by a large margin...Adding together the storms across all ocean basins, the number of intense tropical cyclones to form in the Northern Hemisphere in 2015 is unprecedented in modern records. 27 major tropical cyclones (winds greater than or equal to 111 mph) have occurred this year which is seven more than any other year.