• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to an End


The Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on November 30th.


This year there were a total of 18 named storms, making for a very active season.


Of the 18 named storms, six were hurricanes of which three were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5).

NOAA’s outlook called for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes, and accurately predicted the overall activity of the season.


Hurricane Dorian was the only storm to have a major impact on Atlantic Canada.


The storm roared through the Maritime provinces bringing heavy rain, very strong winds and high waves.


Dorian made the transition to an intense post-tropical system just before making landfall over the Chebucto Peninsula, just south of Halifax around 7:00 pm Saturday evening.


It then hit Newfoundland and Labrador knocking out power to most of the west coast of the Island.


At the peak of the storm, there were over 500,000 people without power across Atlantic Canada.


An average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.


With files from the National Hurricane Center


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