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Thursday evening Tropics check (11/30/2017)

2017 Atlantic hurricane season numbers
Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 11:33:31-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- On this final day of the Atlantic hurricane season, there are no systems present that pose a risk for future development.

The active season has been quiet since Nov. 9, when Tropical Storm Rina dissipated. Rina was one of 17 names storms for the basin.  It's tied for the ninth most-active season since record-keeping began in the 1850s, and was the most active season since 2012.

Ten hurricanes formed, with six of those becoming major hurricanes; that's three times as many major hurricanes than average.  It's been 12 years since a season produced as many major hurricanes.

Significant tropical cyclones included Hurricane Harvey, which slammed the Texas coast near Corpus Christi then hovered near Houston for several days as a weaker system, producing all-time record rainfall totals measured in feet.  Hurricane Irma rampaged across the Caribbean before turning north and traveling along the spine of Florida in early September.  Hurricane Maria brought devastation to Puerto Rico later in the month.  Each of these were major hurricanes during their life span.

Daily updates on tropical activity on our website and news app will go on hiatus in the off-season, but will resume if any tropical or subtropical features develop between now and next June.