Are tropical storms or hurricanes unusual in October?

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It’s certainly not unusual to get tropical storms or hurricanes in October although it is after the usual peak in the season.

Looking at the tropical activity for the season, the biggest increase in tropical storms and hurricanes come from July into August with the most activity in a typical season being from August through September. The official peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is on September 11th.

  • 34% of named storms happen in September as the most active month.
  • August comes in second with 27% of named storms.
  • October comes in third with 17% of named storms happening in that month. 

Storms in October aren’t unusual, but we should see tropical activity waning as we end the year.

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