The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a top-10 hurricane season by most metrics. It set a few all-time records as well.
The end of November marks the official end of Atlantic hurricane season — 97% of tropical cyclone activity occurs in the six-month between June and November.
That’s a relief after an intense few months of destructive storms. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a top-10 hurricane season by most metrics. It set a few all-time records as well.
The chart below shows how 2017 stacks up to other years, thanks to data collected by meteorologists at Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project.
The season was “extremely active”, to use the National Hurricane Center’s technical term. In an “extremely active” year, storms have to generate at least 152.5 units of accumulated cyclone energy — a measure of storm intensity, duration, and frequency.

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