Today is Nov. 30, 2014, and like each Nov. 30, this marks the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season. Thankfully it was a quiet one but remember the next one starts in 182 days.
For residents of South Florida (and much of the rest of the Atlantic and Caribbean), it has been a quiet and therefore safe season. For the Gulf of Mexico, too, it was a quiet season. Whew!
For the record, there were six hurricanes and two named tropical storms in the Atlantic region this season. Click here for Wiki’s roundup of the storms.
Just for the record, keep in mind the following links as the next hurricane season begins on June 1, 2015.
- The National Hurricane Center – http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- Weather Underground’s tropical report – http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/
So, we now have an upcoming wonderful season in Southwest Florida where I live – the weather will be mostly nice and after mid-December the days will get longer again and soon we’ll be back on our beloved Daylight Savings Time. Ah, the best time of the year … except summer and hurricane season!