Hurricane season ends today
The 2018 Hurricane season ends today. It ends after a total of 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes and two major hurricanes.
After an amended forecast called for a less active season, 2018 was a more active season than normal. A normal season has 12 named storms, including six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. The 2018 season, did however, set a new record for subtropical named storms at some point during their lifetime at seven. The prior record was five set in 1969.
The continental U.S. was hit by four named storms this season with Category 4 Michael hitting the Panhandle on Oct. 10.