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Good Riddance 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

01 December, 2017, 06:41 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Wraps Today

The sheer size of the storm, which ran more than the width of the state, meant that recovery efforts were slowed as the widespread impact meant that first responders and power restoration personnel who normally would have traveled to assist the affected area had to first take care of their own home towns. Three Category 4 hurricanes made landfall in the United States: Harvey, Irma and Maria - the first time on record this has happened in a single season.

There was little rest for the Hurricane Hunters after completing missions into Harvey before the squadron began flying the next three storms - Irma, Jose and Katia - simultaneously from three different locations. Puerto Rico was nearly destroyed by the impact of Hurricane Maria, adding an estimated $45-$95 billion in damage to the island's already struggling economy.

In all, 17 named storms raked across the Atlantic Ocean basin. Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane, was the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 85 years.

Ophelia, which at one point was a Category 3 hurricane, weakened as it moved northeast and reached Ireland as a post-tropical storm, where three deaths were attributed to the storm.

Major hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria plowed through Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico making this the costliest hurricane season on record.

Buresh Blog: End of the hurricane season!. Damages were estimated at $369 billion in the Caribbean, Florida and Texas. The 2017 season had the most named storms and hurricanes since 2005 when 28 named storms developed, and 15 of them became hurricanes. "To go into the center of the storm to get that data is critical so the NHC can produce the most accurate forecasts possible". Hurricane Harvey made impact on South Texas from August 25-29, most significantly flooding Houston and breaking the record for the most rainfall in a single storm.

This season had more than the usual number of storms with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes.

Recently, we've seen tropical storms, even hurricanes, either persist or form after November 30.

May was relatively calm, while two tropical storms developing at the official beginning of the season in June. They also say that the waters of the tropical Atlantic were much warmer than normal and that played a role.

One day after New Year's 1955, Hurricane Alice carved through parts of the northern Leeward Islands, producing wind gusts up to 81 miles per hour and flooding rain. Maria topped out at 175 miles per hour. Therefore, the intensity forecasts are improving more slowly than track forecasts.

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