Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season ends November 30. It was the most rainfall amount from a single storm in the continental US. That would go to 2005 when there were 28 named storms, 15 hurricanes, and seven major hurricanes.

Harvey (August 25, in Texas) and Irma (September 10, in Florida) made landfall in the continental 2017 as major hurricanes; Maria was also classified as a major hurricane when it struck on September 20 in Puerto Rico, a USA territory.

-Strongest hurricane to impact the Leeward Islands on record. Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico as Category 5 storm on September 20. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were all strong category 4 storms.

Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says it was the most expensive season on record, at more than $202 billion in damage.

The first major Hurricane of the season was Hurricane Harvey on August 25.

For comparison, the damage from Katrina in 2005, which has been the costliest hurricane in United States history, was $108 billion.

The current hurricane season ends today and it stands out as one of the most active in terms of the number of cyclones formed.

Harvey also damaged or destroyed about 200,000 homes as the storm system flooded much of Houston and smaller coastal communities. In this post, we'll focus on some of the statistics and records that this season set. A storm that made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane and on Marco Island, Florida as a Category 3 storm.

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In all, 17 named storms swept across the Atlantic this year and 10 rose to hurricane status.

From F to O on the list, we saw 10 hurricanes back-to-back. The final numbers exceeded most of those forecasts.

Tropical Storm Olga triggered deadly flooding in Hispañola in December 2007, and in 2003, there were a pair of tropical storms - Odette, then Peter - within a seven-day period from Dec. 4-11.

At its strongest, Maria's winds reached 175 miles per hour.

One day after New Year's 1955, Hurricane Alice carved through parts of the northern Leeward Islands, producing wind gusts up to 81 miles per hour and flooding rain.

The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday.

As destructive as this hurricane season was, the forecasts were never better.

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