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Hurricane Season

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Hurricane Season 2015—Predictions

The major forecasters are calling for Atlantic hurricane activity for 2015 to be a below average to way below-average year. While the long-term averages for the past 65 years are 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes, 3 intense hurricanes, NOAA predicts 8.5 named storms, 4.5 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane.

Hurricane Season 2014—Review

The 2014 Atlantic hurrican season had below-normal activity. NOAA reports 8 named storms (top winds 39 mph or higher), 6 hurricanes (top winds 74 mph or higher), 2 major hurricanes (category 3–5; winds at least 111 mph). Hurricane Gonzalo was the strongest Atlantic hurricane of 2014, clocking in with 145 mph winds. Gonzalo hit Bermuda, followed by the United Kingdom, where it killed three people.

Hurricane Season 2013—Review

The 2013 Atlantic hurrican season had below-normal activity. TSR reports only 2 hurricanes, no major hurricane, and 13 tropical storms. The U.S. has now gone eight years without a major hurricane landfall--an unprecedented feat since record-keeping began in 1900.

Hurricane Season 2012—Review

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, tied 2011, 2010, 1995, and 1887 for the third most active season in recorded history. In 2012, there were 10 hurricanes, 2 major hurricanes, 19 tropical storms, and 19 tropical cyclones. Total damage was estimated at $76.8 billion and 322 people were killed. Most of the damage was done by the two major hurricanes, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.

Hurricane Season 2011—Review

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, tied 2010, 1995, and 1887 for the third highest number of tropical storms with 20, including seven hurricanes, four of them major hurricanes. Hurricanes: Irene, Katia, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina Tropical storms: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Jose, Lee, Sean, tropical depression Ten, unnamed tropical storm.

Hurricane Season 2010—Review

The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, produced the third largest number of named storms, with 20, and the second largest number of hurricanes, with 12. This places 2010 as the tenth most active season since 1950. Hurricanes: Alex, Danielle, Earl, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas. Tropical storms: Bonnie, Colin, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Matthew, Nicole.

Hurricane Season 2009—Review

The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ended November 30, produced fewer, shorter-lived, and generally weaker named storms than in years past. There were nine named storms, three of which became hurricanes and two became major hurricanes. An average season sees 11 named storms, with six becoming hurricanes, including two major hurricanes. The named storms were: Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, and Ida.

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