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Extreme Weather Events and Earth Changes in November 2012


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Sandy: Third Most-Active Hurricane of 19 Named Storms in the Atlantic Basin.


It was a year with a greater number of named storms than normal. While numbers were high, not many storms hit the U.S.; however, the ones that did were devastating.

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It was a year with a greater number of named storms than normal. While numbers were high, not many storms hit the U.S.; however, the ones that did were devastating. AccuWeather broadcaster Valerie Smock has more.

The end of the 2012 hurricane season left an impression, as historic Sandy wreaked immense damage in the Northeast.

Photos: 2012 Hurricane Season
Link: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Wallpaper

2012 tied 1887, 1995, 2010 and 2011 as the third most-active year on record in the Atlantic, with a total of 19 named storms in the Atlantic Basin. A normal hurricane season has around 12 storms, with around six hurricanes and close to three major hurricanes. The most active hurricane season was 2005, with 28 named storms, including Hurricane Katrina.

Category 5 = 0
Category 4 = 0
Category 3 = 1
Category 2 = 3
Category 1 = 6
Tropical storm = 9
Number of land-falling storms on the U.S.: 4

Highest category: Michael, Category 3
No major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) has hit U.S. since 2005.

Lowest pressure in a hurricane: Sandy, 940 mb

Highest wind: Michael, 115mph

Earliest storm: Alberto, May 19

Latest storm: Sandy, Oct. 29

Costliest storm: Sandy, according to The New York Times

Longest duration: Nadine, 24 days

Shortest duration: Joyce, 3 days

2012 Hurricane Stats

Name Dates Max Wind (MPH) Pressure (mb)
T.S. Alberto May 19-22 60 995
T.S. Beryl May 26-30 70 992
H. Chris June 19-22 75 987
T.S. Debby June 23-27 60 990
H. Ernesto Aug. 1-10 95 980
T.S. Florence Aug. 3-6 60 1002
H. Gordon Aug. 15-20 110 1004
T.S. Helene Aug. 9-18 45 965
H. Isaac Aug. 21- Sept. 1 80 968
T.S. Joyce Aug. 22-24 40 1006
H. Kirk Aug. 28-Sept. 2 105 970
H. Leslie Aug. 30- Sept. 11 75 968
H. Michael Sept. 3-11 115 964
H. Nadine Sept. 11-Oct 4 90 978
T.S. Oscar Oct. 3-5 50 997
TS Patty Oct 11-13 45 1005
H. Rafael Oct. 12-17 90 969
H. Sandy Oct. 22-29 110 940
T.S. Tony Oct. 22-25 50 1000

Storm Cost

Storm Deaths Cost
T.S. Beryl 4 $148 million
T.S. Debby 7 $308 million
H. Ernesto 12 $117 million
H. Isaac 41 $2 billion
H. Rafael 1 $2 million
H. Sandy 253 more than $70 billion, according to the New York Times

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The statistics come from the National Hurricane Center.

Re-posted from AccuWeather.com (December 03, 2012)

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