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U.S. Dodges Bullet in Active Hurricane Season

Here's a case of no news being good news: In an exceptional run of good luck, the nation avoided a direct hit by a hurricane...
November 16, 2010

Here's a case of no news being good news: In an exceptional run of good luck, the nation avoided a direct hit by a hurricane for the second year in a row. That, despite the fact that this year's Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most active on record with 19 named storms and 12 hurricanes. Four of them featured winds above 111 miles per hour, classifying them as major hurricanes. At one point in September, two Category 4 hurricanes formed simultaneously in the Atlantic, for the first time since 1926. In storm records dating to 1851, only one year has featured more hurricanes: 2005, a year that few living along the Gulf Coast will ever forget.

We should note that the hurricane season doesn't officially end until November 30, so keep your fingers crossed a little while longer.

Click here to read U.S. Dodges Bullet in Active Hurricane Season (New York Times 11/10/10)

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