Stories

1. Atlantic hurricanes

This is a history of every Atlantic storm tracked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 1987. Each line represents the life of a storm as recorded by NOAA. The higher the line within each year, the higher the recorded wind speed. Storms that reached Category 5, the strongest of the strong, are highlighted in red. Mouse over each storm to see the name, dates, and highest recorded windspeed of each storm.

Note: The Atlantic storm season spans June 1 through November 30. Storms do occur outside of that window, but not all of them are shown here; Data: National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration; Chart: Chris Canipe / Axios