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2010 Hurricane Season Was An Active One

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(credit: NOAA)

(credit: NOAA)

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The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the busiest on record.

The Atlantic Basin saw a total of 19 named storms tying with 1887 and 1995 for third highest on record– 12 became hurricanes, 5 of those reached major hurricane status of Category 3 or higher.

What caused the increase in activity? The sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic ocean were warmer than normal plus the cooler than normal waters in the pacific–La Niña also aided in more storm development in the Atlantic Basin.

While we saw more storms this year the United States got lucky–only one storm hit the U.S. this season in July Bonnie moved across The Florida Pennisula.

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