Sunday, November 30, 2014

Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to a Snowy End: The Insurers Win

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune Nov. 24:

Quiet 2014 Atlantic hurricane season ends Sunday with 6 hurricanes, 2 major; only 1 U.S. hit

Hurricane Arthur reached Category 2 strength on July 3 before cutting across North Carolina's Outer Banks. (NOAA
A quiet 2014 Atlantic hurricane season ends on Sunday (Nov. 30) after producing only eight named storms, including six hurricanes, of which only two were major, National Weather Service forecasters said.

None of the storms posed any threat to metro New Orleans, and forecasters don't expect any additional tropical systems for the rest of this week.

The end of the season will mark the second consecutive quiet year for our region since 2012, when Hurricane Isaac flooded hundreds of homes across parts of our area....MORE
Florida counts its blessings, Miami Herald, Nov. 30, 2014:
Nine years and counting: Florida’s hurricane lucky streak continues

Here are the U.S. and Northern Hemisphere snow cover maps via NOAA's National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center: