The Entire 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season in One Infographic

November 17, 2017 by Daphne Thompson
Topics:   Tropical | Hurricane |

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season will officially end on November 30. From Arlene to Rina, it has been an active few months. Let's take a look at the storms that took place. 

So far, there have been 17 Atlantic tropical storms, the last occurred in early November, and ten hurricanes of which six became major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). Hurricane Harvey caused significant damage to the Texas coast with Houston and surrounding areas being inundated by water. Causing nearly $200B in damage, Harvey broke records set by Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Irma was another intense tropical cyclone. This hurricane traveled over 1,200 miles at Category 5 strength and was at the peak intensity of 185 mph winds for 37 hours. Along its path, it struck the Leeward Islands and left catastrophic damage. Buildings on the islands of Barbuda and Saint Martin were described as being "95% destroyed." Puerto Rico continues to rebuild its infrastructure after taking a direct hit from Hurricane Maria. There should be a few storm names retired after this year. Take a look at the infographic below for additional information.

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Daphne Thompson

Daphne is the Content Marketing Manager. Her prior experience includes working at the National Weather Center, Norman Emergency Management, and National Weather Service. With a degree in Meteorology from OU and previous outreach experience, she is able to bridge the gap between science and the general public.