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2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends
      #97571 - Wed Nov 30 2016 08:06 PM

The final numbers for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is 15 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.

Notable Storms:
Alex: A preseason January Hurricane that formed near the Azores
Bonnie: A preseason May Tropical storm that landed just east of Charleston as a depression
Colin: A land falling Tropical Storm in Taylor County, FL
Danielle: A Tropical storm that made landfall in Mexico
Earl: A hurricane that impacted Belize as a hurricane, and later Mexico
Hermine: Long track wave (99L) that lasted a very long time before forming into a depression just west of the Florida Keys, this system strengthened and made landfall as a hurricane in Florida near St. Marks in the Panhandle. This broke the 11 year hurricane drought for Florida hurricane landfalls.
Julia: A tropical Storm that formed near Florida and brought a ton of rain to the southeast.
Matthew: A hurricane that obtained Category 5 status in the Caribbean, then cut through the Tiburon peninsula of Haiti causing massive damage there, over the Bahamas and got within 30 miles of the Florida east coast, causing mass evacuations. The system began to weaken over the Bahamas, but managed to cause a lot of flooding along the southeast coast, it made landfall in South Carolina as a category 1 hurricane, and most of the rain shield moved north causing massive flooding in South, and North Carolina as well as parts of Virginia.
Nicole: A hurricane that went over Bermuda
Otto: A late season hurricane that impacted Nicaragua and Costa Rica, a very unusual location,and timing for a hurricane. It also managed to cross into the eastern Pacific intact, maintaining its name as Otto in the eastern Pacific hurricane basin.

For Florida this year was all about Hermine and Matthew. But no major (at the time of landfall) hurricane made landfall in the US this year, which has increased the major hurricane drought to 11 years.

Flhurricane will be back for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which I suspect will be the same or more active than this year.

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Re: 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends [Re: MikeC]
      #97573 - Fri Dec 16 2016 09:22 AM

Just an administrative adjustment to put the final season article in proper sequence.

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