A post from Cartography on mapping some of the global storms:
'This year has been relatively quiet on the tropical storm front in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico areas. This has not been the case in other areas of the world. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (site currently down) has produced a few maps of tropical storms in the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, one showing trackis of major storms in the past 5o years, the other showing the geographic probability of storms of specific intensities.
Both are available in pdf format.'