Goodbye and Good Riddance

Today marks the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season. Mother Nature has fired her parting shot with the emergence of tropical storm Epsilon today. Thanks, Mom.

This chart from the National Climate Data Center (NCDC), which includes a preliminary (and outdated) 2005 summary, says it all. Red marks hurricanes, blue marks named storms. The hurricane count should be 7 and the named storm count was, I believe, 26.

Check this page for a nicely done and detailed retrospective on the entire hurricane season.

And if you are thinking of buying some beachfront property, you may find the following NCDC graphic interesting. It shows all of the hurricane landfalls in the continental US from 1950-2004.


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