2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends with the final day of November.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center note that the season brought 15 named storms, with two of them becoming memorable for the damage they did.

Florence was noted for the catastrophic rain and flooding it brought to North and South Carolina.

In some cases, towns became islands,  isolated from other areas until flood waters could subside.

Hurricane Michael, a relatively late-season storm, struck Florida's Panhandle, and is blamed for massive devastation as well as loss of life.

Dennis Feltgen, with the National Hurricane Center, says Michael was a system they watched closely from the time it spun up in the Caribbean.

"Even the five day track of Michael indicated that there was going to be a northern Gulf Coast landfall," he said.

Michael hit the Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane.

Despite the warnings that came ahead of the landfall, many people were stunned by the scope of the devastation.

Michael remained a powerful hurricane all the way into southwest Georgia, according to records of the system.

Hurricane specialists now will stand down from their seasonal level of activation and begin collecting and examining the data from this hurricane season.

Their goal will be to learn as much as is possible as they prepare for the next hurricane season, which starts June 1 of 2019.

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