Although there was not much buzz about hurricanes this season (which is not quite over yet), this year has in fact set a few records. I guess since New Orleans (narrowly) escaped Gustav there seems so much less to talk about!
Well, New Scientist has an article about some of the things that are worth noticing about the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season.
Perhaps the most notable record is “for the first time major hurricanes formed in five successive months, from July through November.” Hurricane Paloma reached category 4 this month (November) and battered poor Cuba for the fourth time this season.
The jury is still out on the connection of the observed hurricane behaviours and global warming.
Check out the article for the other notable notables…