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Livestock Wx for Oct. 27, 2017: Hurricane Season Winding Down, But Perhaps Not Quite Over
SPONSORED CONTENT Hurricane season officially ends on Nov. 30, however by this time of the year activity typically has significantly diminished. Late-season activity usually develops “close in” to the U.S. In fact, there is the possibility of tropical development in the western Caribbean over the next 5 days.
Even if the Caribbean system develops, it would not impact the West Gulf region.
2017 Season Summary
To date, there have been 15 named tropical systems:
- 5 tropical storms
- 10 hurricanes
The past 10 systems since Aug. 7 have intensified to hurricanes. The last time 10 consecutive Atlantic storms became hurricanes was in 1893.
For cattle producers in Texas and the surrounding areas, this hurricane season got pretty personal as Hurricane Harvey brought historic rainfall and destruction to east Texas, especially around Houston.
An Unusually Active Season
The average number of named storms each season is 11.7 compared to this season’s 15, to date. The 2017 season will most likely be the most active one since 2012.
- Maximum – 28 in 2005
- 2016 – 15
- 2015 – 11
- 2014 – 8
- 2013 – 14
- 2012 – 19