In the past, El Nino years have often brought fairly quiet Atlantic hurricane seasons due to the presence of strong winds high up in the atmosphere that keep tropical waves from developing into tropical storms and hurricanes. This year, in spite of El Nino, the season has been quite active, although most of the storms did not affect the Southeast and other parts of the United States. In this Tropical Atlantic Update, Brian McNoldy describes the 2023 season as it comes to a close and how warmer than normal ocean temperatures helped feed the development of storms in the central Atlantic.