Today is not only the last day of meteorological fall but is also the last day of the Atlantic tropical season. For the Atlantic, this was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic saw 15 named storms during 2016, including 7 hurricanes (Alex, Earl, Gaston, Hermine, Matthew, Nicole, and Otto), 3 of which were major hurricanes (Gaston, Matthew and Nicole). NOAA’s updated hurricane season outlook in August called for 12 to 17 named storms, including 5 to 8 hurricanes, with 2 to 4 of those predicted to become major hurricanes.
NOAA has provided a summary of the season at http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/first-above-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-since-2012-produced-five-landfalling-us. You can also read about this eclectic season at Weather Underground here and read the Weather Channel’s list of ten things to remember about the season at https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-season-2016-atlantic-recap.