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The Season Is Over

Technically the Atlantic hurricane season is over, but it started in May with Tropical Storm Alberto coming ashore on the Florida Gulf Coast East of me. There were 16 tropical systems: 1 depression, 7 tropical storms, and 8 hurricanes. Three storms came ashore on the northern Gulf Coast [TS Alberto, TS Gordon, and Cat 4 Hurricane Michael (155 mph)] while Hurricane Florence came ashore in the Carolinas as Cat 1 after peaking as a Cat 4, but caused massive damage with flooding rains.

Michael was the fourth strongest storm to make landfall in the US. [The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (185 mph), Hurricane Camille (175 mph), and Hurricane Andrew (165 mph)]

Further analysis from the National Hurricane Center, Dr Jeff Masters, and Accuweather.

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