2016 Hurricane Season Ends Wednesday | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

2016 Hurricane Season Ends Wednesday

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    The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season ends Wednesday and, for the first time since 2012, the NOAA reports it was above average.

    There were 15 names storms, 7 of which were Hurricanes. Hurricanes Gaston, Matthew and Nicole were classified as major hurricanes — category 3 or higher.

    The worst and most memorable storm was Matthew, the first category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic since 2007. The strongest winds were 160 mph for 8 days, damaging the east cost from Florida to North Carolina.

    The forecast from NOAA for the 2016 was for a nearly average season. The increase this year was due to low wind shear and warm water temperatures.

    The season began on June 1. None of the named storms hit Texas.