Sunday, November 21, 2010

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2010

With the official close of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season still a week away, the season in pretty much all respect, is over. Sure a late-season storm or two could pop up, but the general pattern observed over the past couple weeks looks to continue, therefore furthering unfavorable conditions for development.

So... how did the season add up? The usual skeptics will say it was a bust, but in my opinion 2010 was remarkably awesome for several reasons – we reached the predicted numbers making the 2010 season one of the most active in history, and while the U.S. experienced little impact, NOAA hit the nail on the head with its early season prediction, calling for:
  • 14 to 23 named storms
  • 8 to 14 hurricanes
  • 3 to 7 major hurricanes
Now check out the actuals:

Named Storms
Major Hurricanes

Pretty darn amazing eh? Here's a look at the hurricanes of 2010...

Hurricane Alex

Hurricane Danielle

Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Igor

Hurricane Julia

Hurricane Karl

Hurricane Lisa

Hurricane Otto

Hurricane Paula

Hurricane Richard

Hurricane Shary

Hurricane Tomas

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