Nov 29, 2016

2016 Hurricane Season Recap: 10 Things We Will Remember

Atlantic Ocean
by
Jonathan Belles, Chris Dolce, and Jonathan Erdman
,
The Weather Channel
Tracks of all 2016 Atlantic Basin tropical cyclones. Image: The Weather Channel, National Hurricane Center
Tracks of all 2016 Atlantic Basin tropical cyclones. Image: The Weather Channel, National Hurricane Center

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season featured a combination of destructive hurricanes and climatological oddities in a season that stretched from January through late November.

Fifteen named storms and seven hurricanes formed in the Atlantic Basin in 2016, the most since the 2012 season. 

2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Statistics
  2016 1981-2010 Average
Named Storms 15 10.8
Hurricanes 7 5.6
Hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger) 3 2.5

Utilizing the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index, which adds up the longevity and intensity of each named storm, 2016 was the most active season in the Atlantic Basin since 2010, according to statistics from Colorado State University tropical scientist Dr. Phil Klotzbach.

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Click the link below to see The Weather Channel's list of "10 things we'll remember the most from the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season."