November's Hurricane History

The finish line to this hurricane season is in sight. After starting slow we more than made up for it in September and October. We’ve already had eight tropical storms and 8 hurricanes. It’s already been an above average hurricane season as we enter the final month. 

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. Surprised? November is the 2nd least active of hurricane season and here's the actual breakdown of months based on activity:   

  1. September  

  2. August  

  3. October  

  4. July  

  5. November  

  6. June  

So, historically 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. The wind is at our back, pun intended, as we head down the home stretch. 

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