Hurricane History For November

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 actually June. November is the 2nd least active month in the hurricane season. Based on activity, here's how the rest of the months place.

  1. September
  2. August
  3. October
  4. July
  5. November
  6. June

What does November generally bring? Since 1851, November has brought 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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