Nov 5, 2019

As 2019's Hurricane Season Winds Down, Here Are 7 of the Craziest Things We Saw

The Bahamas
Key West, FL
Avon, NC
Boston, MA
USA
by
Chris Dolce
,
Weather Underground
The tracks of the 17 named storms in 2019. Any storms with black line segments were not classified as a tropical cyclone during that portion of the path.
The tracks of the 17 named storms in 2019. Any storms with black line segments were not classified as a tropical cyclone during that portion of the path.

Through Nov. 4, the Atlantic has produced 17 named storms, of which, six strengthened into hurricanes. That's above the 1981-2010 average of 12 named storms per year and equals the average of 6 hurricanes per year.

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September began with Hurricane Dorian making a catastrophic strike on the northwestern Bahamas.

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Imelda then meandered through southeast Texas where it brought extreme rainfall that caused major flooding. Rainfall totals in a few spots topped 40 inches.

Imelda's floodwaters caused at least $1 billion in damage, according to NOAA. Many thousands of homes, cars and businesses were inundated.

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Hurricane Lorenzo intensified into a Category 5 on Sept. 28 in a region of the Atlantic where no other hurricanes of that intensity had ever been recorded.

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Pablo was also the farthest east an Atlantic storm has first become a hurricane, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, tropical scientist at Colorado State University. Pablo intensified into a hurricane 18.3 degrees west latitude.