On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the hurricNamed data set which pertains to Named US Atlantic Hurricanes. The hurricNamed data set is found in the DAAG R package. You can load the hurricNamed data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("hurricNamed"). This will load the data into a variable called hurricNamed. If R says the hurricNamed data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("DAAG") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the hurricNamed R data set. The size of this file is about 7,982 bytes.
Named US Atlantic Hurricanes
Details are given of atmospheric pressure at landfall, estimated
damage in millions of dollars, and deaths, for named hurricanes
that made landfall in the US mainland from 1950 through to 2012.
A data frame with 94 observations on the following 11 variables.
Maximum sustained windspeed (>= 1 minute) to occur along
the US coast. Prior to 1980, this is estimated from the maximum
windspeed associated with the Saffir-Simpson index at landfall. If 2
or more landfalls, the maximum is taken
Atmospheric pressure at landfall in
millibars. If 2 or more landfalls, the minimum is taken
Date of first landfall
Property damage (millions of 2014 US dollars)
Property damage (in millions of dollars for that year)
Damage, had hurricane appeared in 2014
Affected states (2-digit
abbreviations), pasted together
Date of first landfall
Number of continental US direct and indirect deaths
Gender of name; a factor with levels
An earlier version of these data was the subject of a controversial
paper that claimed to have found that hurricanes with female names,
presumably because taken less seriously, did more human damage after
adjusting for the severity of the storm than those with male names.
Deaths except for Audrey and Katrina, are in the Excel file
that is available from
NOAA Monthly Weather Reports (MWRs) supplied the numbers of deaths for
all except Donna, Celia, Audrey and Katrina. The figure for Celia is
from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NWS-TPC-5.pdf. For the other
three hurricanes it is from the Atlantic hurricane list in Wikipedia
(see the references.)
plot(log(deaths+0.5) ~ log(NDAM2014), data=hurricNamed)
with(hurricNamed, lines(lowess(log(deaths+0.5) ~ log(NDAM2014))))
plot(log(deaths+0.5) ~ I(NDAM2014^0.14), data=hurricNamed)
with(hurricNamed, lines(lowess(log(deaths+0.1) ~ I(NDAM2014^0.14))))
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.