November's Hurricane History
Bottom Line: The finish line to hurricane season is in sight and we could yet set records for activity. Entering November 25 named storms had already occurred. This is only three shy of the record setting 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season – which technically didn’t even end until January of 2006. Thankfully for us, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, we’ve been fortunate as only dust ups with tropical storm conditions on a couple of occasions have occurred. Of course, the same hasn’t been true for Louisiana. Let’s hope they’re left alone the rest of the way as well.
Let’s start with a quick trivia question... Of the six months of hurricane season, which is the most inactive? If you answered November, you're incorrect. It’s June. November is the 2nd least active of hurricane season and here's the actual breakdown of months based on activity:
What does November generally bring? Since 1851 (the first year of official tracking of the Atlantic hurricane season), November has brought the following... 92 tropical storms and 60 hurricanes. In other words, we average a tropical storm about every other year and a hurricane about every three years. So, the wind is at our back (pun intended) as we head down the home stretch.
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