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Review of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season

2015 Hurricane Season Stats
Posted at 5:26 PM, Nov 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-29 14:59:44-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- As we approach the end of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it will likely end in a whisper. The majority of the season saw mainly quiet conditions but there were a few big named storms. Here is a review of what we saw this past season:

Totals:

Tropical Depressions: 12

Tropical Storms: 11

Hurricanes: 4

Major Hurricanes: 2

The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season did have one glaring record that we saw achieved back in October. Florida has now seen over 10 years without ANY hurricane striking its coast. The state saw close calls, however, with Erika having early sights set on the state (before it died near Cuba), as well as Major Hurricane Joaquin, which struck the Bahamas, just east of Florida.

Four storms have had either direct or indirect effects on the U.S.: Ana, Bill Claudette, and Joaquin.

Ana had directly hit the Carolinas as a weak tropical storm before the Season had officially began back in May. Bill struck Texas as a tropical storm.

Now that the season is ending, this does not mean that no tropical cyclones will form. But after the bounds of the season, tropical cyclone development is even more rare to occur.