Hurricane season has begun. Here’s a look at Atlantic storms since the 1850s

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Hurricane season has begun. Here’s a look at Atlantic storms since the 1850s

Hurricane season is back and all eyes are looking toward the Atlantic for signs of a brewing storm.  And even as forecasters predict a near-normal season, it takes just one to wreak devastation — and no one can say for sure when and where a strike will happen.  Data from the National Weather Service shows that any part of the eastern coastal U.S. is vulnerable, from Texas to Maine.

Here’s a look at a the history of Atlantic hurricanes since the 1850s, using data from the International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship program….

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