Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones

Top 10 Most Active Hurricane Seasons

Seasons with the most named storms, 1851 - Present

Rank Year Number of Storms
1. 2005 28
2. 1933 20
3. 2012 19
3. 2011 19
3. 2010 19
3. 1995 19
3. 1887 19
8. 1969 18
9. 2008 16
9. 2003 16
9. 1936 16
12. 2007 15
13. 2004 15
14. 2001 15
15. 2000 15

Seasons with the most hurricanes, 1851 - Present

Rank Year Number of Hurricanes
1. 2005 15
2. 2010 12
2. 1969 12
4. 1887 11
4. 1950 11
4. 1998 11
4. 1995 11
8. 2012 10
8. 1933 10
8. 1916 10

Seasons with the most major hurricanes, 1851 - Present

Rank Year Number of Major Hurricanes
1. 1950 8
2. 2005 7
3. 1999 6
3. 1996 6
3. 1964 6
3. 1961 6
3. 1955 6
3. 1926 6

Seasons with the highest Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), 1851 - Present

Rank Year ACE Index
1. 2005 250
2. 1950 243
3. 1893 231
4. 1995 228
5. 2004 227
6. 1926 222
7. 1933 213
8. 1961 205
9. 1955 199
10. 1998 182
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