The Top 10 Most Powerful Hurricanes Visualized

Are hurricanes getting stronger?

On October 23rd, 2015 Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane on record -- and those records go back to 1851. The storm weakened significantly after making landfall in a rural area, limiting loss of life and property damage. In other words, we got lucky this time.

This visualization tracks when the 10 largest hurricanes in history occurred. The results may make you wonder, “what does the future have in store for us?”