The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was the fourth year in a row that the Atlantic Ocean was home to hurricanes, and the second time that the season had been unusually violent, according to new data from the National Hurricane Center.
The Atlantic hurricane seasons are now expected to continue to produce storms for several more years.
And the Atlantic will have another record-breaking year for hurricanes in 2020.
The first season of the year was the fifth year in 15 years, and there have been 13 storms this year alone.
The season that followed last year, which ended with Hurricane Maria, produced a total of 12 hurricanes and more than 70 tropical storms.
More than two-thirds of the Atlantic hurricanes in the first three years of the century were Category 5 or higher, the highest category, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
That’s a huge jump from 2015, when only 20 percent of hurricanes were Category 4 or lower.
Category 4 hurricanes were the strongest Category 5 storms in history.
In terms of damage, the 2017 season was second to last in terms of fatalities, with 5.2 million deaths from storms across the Atlantic.
The 2017 season has also been the worst year on record for coastal areas in terms: It was the deadliest year on the island of St. Lucia, where 1,049 people died from storms that hit the islands of the Caribbean and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and more deaths were recorded in Haiti than any other hurricane.
More people died in the Caribbean, in Puerto Rico, in the United States and in Australia.
The most severe storm, Harvey, killed at least 578 people in Texas.
Harvey’s strongest winds reached 100 miles per hour.
At least four of the storms that created the strongest winds of any hurricane season since at least 1930 also caused at least six deaths.
Hurricane season 2017 was the worst season in Atlantic hurricane history, but the most dangerous year on Record for Atlantic hurricanes since at at least 1928.
That makes it the third year in three years that hurricanes have killed more people than all of last year combined.
In 2016, Harvey killed at most 578, but in 2017, more than 3,300 people died.
The deadliest year in Atlantic history, in terms, since at the end of the Second World War, was Hurricane Wilma in 2008, which killed at best 521 people, according NOAA.
Harvey and Wilma both were Category 3 or higher.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the most destructive hurricanes to hit the United Kingdom in the past century, killed more than 5,000 people, NOAA reported.
Irma killed more deaths than any of the previous five years.
Hurricane Maria was the second-most destructive hurricane to hit Puerto Rico.
More deaths were reported in the US than all but one hurricane in Atlantic storm history, Harvey in 2016.
Irma caused damage to property in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as much as $14 billion, according a report from the International Organization for Migration.
The worst year for tornadoes in Atlantic Atlantic history occurred in 2018, when at least 661 people were killed.
Storms in Atlantic in 2018 had a combined death toll of 6,973, according To The Sky, an NGO working to protect the islands.
Hurricane Irene in 2018 caused at most $3.7 billion in damages, according NASA.
A record-setting year for storms in the Atlantic, 2017 was followed by an average of 3.8 hurricanes a year.
The last time there was a hurricane season that produced as many storms as hurricanes was in 1928, when there were 6,074 storms.
It was during the 1950s, when storms were much more common.
The latest year with a record-tying number of hurricanes was 2012, when 821 storms were recorded.
NOAA and the U.S. National Hurricane Centre released the new storm season predictions Monday.
Hurricane conditions, which are defined as wind speeds of 130 mph or greater and wind gusts of 75 mph or more, will be most intense in late October and November.
The storm season begins in late November and runs through early March.
It is expected to be particularly brutal in the summer, with a low of 30 degrees Fahrenheit and temperatures of more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
A hurricane is a category four or five hurricane that has sustained sustained winds exceeding 100 mph.
There are now five hurricane seasons.
There will be two more in the coming months, the third in early December and the fourth in late December.
There is no guarantee that a hurricane will make landfall, though the National Weather Service has said that it has been the most active hurricane season in the history of the National Climatic Data Center.