The end of November means that both the Atlantic and East Pacific hurricane seasons have drawn to a close, and storm activity in the two ocean basins was quite different, indeed, but for the same reason. A strong El Niño muffled activity in the Atlantic, but boosted it in the Pacific, as forecasters anticipated back in the spring.
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