NEW ORLEANS — The Atlantic hurricane season officially ended November 30. The season ended near/slightly below average with 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Ian was the worst to impact the U.S. with a landfall in southwest Florida in late September. In fact, Florida was impacted by multiple systems this year. We are thankful for the quiet season in Louisiana.
The past six years all had above-average activity, including a record-setting 30 named storms in 2020 and 21 named storms last year. In the past five years there have been more Category 4 and 5 hurricane landfalls in the United States than in the previous 50 years combined. In the past 15 years, just three seasons have been below-average by number of storms: 2015, 2014 and 2009.
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