The 2011 hurricane season was the third busiest on record, with 19 named storms. Of those storms, 7 of them turned into hurricanes, and 3 of them turned in major hurricanes measured at Cat 3 or stronger.
Indeed, it has been a very fortuities few years for South Florida. History has shown us that past hurricane seasons as busy as this one typically results in at least two named storms and making landfall. For instance, researching records back to 1900 revealed that in five previous seasons with 10 or more hurricanes, at least two named storms made landfall somewhere in the United States. And so far this season, we have seen 19 named storms, none of which has made landfall in Florida.
The hurricane season began with Arlene, which developed on June 29 in the Gulf of Mexico, and made landfall near Veracruz, causing 25 fatalities, and at least $223 million in damage.
Irene was the lone hurricane to hit the United States in 2011, and the first one to do so since Ike struck southeast Texas in 2008. Irene was also the most significant tropical cyclone to strike the Northeast since Hurricane Bob in 1991.
As this hurricane season comes to a close, it appears as though Florida again dodged potential catastrophe in that no significant storm made landfall this year.
Since hurricane tracking began, South Florida has never previously gone 6 straight years without getting struck by a hurricane. The last hurricane to strike South Florida was Wilma back in October 2005. The last tropical storm to hit South Florida was Bonnie back in July of 2010.
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