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2016: The ‘Year Long’ Hurricane Season

You may not remember Hurricane Alex, but it formed in mid-January this year, long before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on June 1.  And now we have Hurricane Otto, which passed from the Atlantic to the Eastern Pacific Ocean yesterday, setting a record for the latest landfall…
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November is not too late for a hurricane

Weather Underground notes that it is not too late for a tropical storm or even a hurricane to affect the Atlantic basin this year in a blog post today at  While the tropics are less active towards the end of the season, we can still have occasional storms. At…
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US landfalling hurricanes by president

The “This Day in Weather History” Facebook page showed an interesting weather graphic today which lists the number of hurricanes which made landfall in the United States during each president’s term.  The graphic is from Colorado State University, which noted that so far, “Barack Obama had the fewest U.S. landfalling hurricanes…
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