Historic 2017 Hurricane Season ends

NASA Simulation Shows 2017 Hurricane Timeline

NASA Simulation Shows 2017 Hurricane Timeline

In the two months since the storm, half the population still is without power. That year included 28 named storms, 15 ended up being hurricanes. Ten of those storms became hurricanes, and six were major hurricanes, which are category three strength or stronger.

In late August, Harvey fell apart over the Caribbean, but fired back up in the Bay of Campeche to a tropical storm and quickly became a Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds on Aug. 25. After causing deadly and damaging winds and floods to South Texas, and catastrophic, historical, devastating, and life-threatening flooding over Southeast Texas, Harvey made its final landfall near Cameron, Louisiana during the overnight hours August 30.

On this final day of the Atlantic hurricane season, there are no systems present that pose a risk for future development. It went through rapid intensification before striking Dominica as a category 5 hurricane and the entering Puerto Rico's southeastern region as a strong category 4 hurricane. The storm later slammed Ireland as a former hurricane, generating gusts up to 100 miles per hour.

This year was the most expensive hurricane season on record.

"These hurricanes caused an extensive loss of life and property damage in some of our nation's most densely populated regions, and US auto, home and business insurers are playing a key role as economic first responders".

Three percent of Atlantic named storms occur outside hurricane season.

Long Road to Recovery Begins After Irma
Long Road to Recovery Begins After Irma

We should have guessed when Tropical Storm Arlene formed in April of this year that 2017 would be a busy season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says overall, many records going back 167 years were tied. A quick look at the National Hurricane Center's forecast shows calm seas in the Atlantic - and severe weather is not expected to churn the waters again until next summer.

The Atlantic saw a record 10 consecutive hurricanes this season - tying a record set in 1893.

Making a Florida landfall as a major hurricane on September 10th, Irma was the first to do so since Wilma in 2005.

In 2017 there were 17 named storms - the most active since 2005, the year that Katrina hit. - First Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Florida since hurricane Charlie 2004.

Before the season began on June 1st, there were indications pointing to an above-average hurricane season.

At its strongest, Maria's winds reached 175 miles per hour. Together, these satellites will provide a significant boost to hurricane monitoring for the 2018 season.

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