Hurricane Hunters close intense 2017 season

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Wraps Today

The last day of November signifies the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. Residents on the island and in the surrounding islands are still recovering more than a month later.

A named storm is considered a hurricane when its sustained wind speeds are at least 74 miles per hour.

A normal season would bring 12 named storms, six of them hurricanes, and three of them major, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which in August had said this year's had "the potential to be extremely active".

How Atlantic storms in 2017 compare to other seasons on major metrics.

The territory was hit by two category 5 hurricanes and a tropical wave.

The season saw two category 4 hurricanes - Harvey and Irma - make landfall on the continental us, the first such occurrence, he said, since records started being kept in 1851. Nate caused an estimated $2.5 billion in damages. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a top-10 hurricane season by most metrics.

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The DDM said the impacts from the three unprecedented weather events combined will result in the costliest year in terms of hazard impacts for the BVI, and the first time that deaths have resulted from the impact of hurricanes.

Released Thursday, Colorado State's seasonal summary report described the year as "an extraordinarily active one", well above historical averages.

As Hurricane Irma barreled toward the Florida Keys in early September, it pummeled a number of Caribbean islands, including St. Martin and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Daily updates on tropical activity on our website and news app will go on hiatus in the off-season, but will resume if any tropical or subtropical features develop between now and next June.

This year, the month of September saw 5 hurricanes, four of which were major hurricanes. - As massive spirals of lighting, wind and rain, hurricanes are some of the most risky and destructive forces in nature.

There were 17 named storms this season with 10 reaching the status of hurricane and six being classified as major hurricanes. "The highest wind gust reported in our area was 58 miles per hour in Oconee Co., and the highest rain total was 6.05" in Yancey Co., NC. Together, these satellites will provide a significant boost to hurricane monitoring for the 2018 season.

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