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2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Closes

By November 30, 2012

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Today marks the official close of the 2012 Atlantic (and Pacific) hurricane season. Overall this season, 19 named storms occurred--10 of which became hurricanes and only 1 of those, a major hurricane.

2010, 2011, and 2012 each produced 19 named storms.  This ties them for for the #3 most active Atlantic hurricane seasons since hurricane record-keeping begain in 1851. Only two seasons--2005 which produced 28 named storms, and 1933 which produced 20 named storms--have been busier.

Check back next week for highlights of some of the most memorable storms of the year.


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