Another Active Season
The 2012 season was another active one with 19 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 1 major hurricane (Category 3 or higher). From 1995 to 2011, the Atlantic has averaged 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes.
This is only the seventh time in the 162 years of records that a season has had 19 or more named storms. What is even more interesting is that the last three years (2010, 2011 and now 2012) are among these top seven seasons.
Other seasons in the top seven most active are 2005, 1933, 1887 and 1995.
For summaries and content related to the 2012 hurricane season, please visit the links below for each named storm.