"Every hurricane is a fluke, to some degree," said Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scientists at Columbia in New York, in a fascinating discussion around the question: Is New York becoming a hotspot for tropical cyclones?
Short answer (from Will Oremus) is: No.
Here, via Wikipedia Commons, is an image of hurricane tracks in the Atlantic, 1851-2005.
How did the experts track hurricanes from 150 years ago? Ask the smarties at the National Hurricane Center to find out.