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Impressive hurricane season officially ends after 18 named storms

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 12:45 pm - According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year's Atlantic hurricane season was unusually powerful.

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on November 30 and is being described as another above-normal season. That's as tropical activity "churned busily from mid-August through October," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in its media release.

Watch the video above for a full recap and some interesting points from this season with Weather Network meteorologists Jaclyn Whittal and Chris Murphy

9 QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE 2019 HURRICANE SEASON

  • This season produced 18 named storms
  • 6 hurricanes formed, three of which were "major" with a Category 3, 4 or 5 rating
  • This year marks the fourth consecutive above-normal Atlantic hurricane season
  • Five tropical cyclones formed in the Gulf of Mexico, which ties a record with 2003 and 1957 for the most storms to form in that region
  • The three major hurricanes this season were Dorian, Humberto and Lorenzo
  • Hurricane Dorian was named as the second strongest hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin in terms of wind up to nearly 300 km/h
  • Nova Scotia Power ranks Dorian as its most damaging storm ever
  • Pablo, a small but historic hurricane based on its northern spot in the Atlantic
  • An average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes

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A graphic listing 2019 Atlantic tropical cyclone names selected by the World Meteorological Organization. The 18 named storms that formed are designated with a red slash through their name. They are listed in alphabetical order: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah and Sebastien. (NOAA)

HURRICANE DORIAN OFFICIALLY MOSTLY COSTLY STORM FOR NOVA SCOTIA

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