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`Extremely active' hurricane season is 3rd worst on record

This Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, GOES East satellite image provided by NASA taken at 20:30 UTC, shows the eye of Hurricane Maria as it nears Dominica. (NASA via AP)
This Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, GOES East satellite image provided by NASA taken at 20:30 UTC, shows the eye of Hurricane Maria as it nears Dominica. (NASA via AP)

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been the third-most active on record, and there are still more than eight weeks to go.

The basin produced more tropical cyclones at this point in the season, which ends on Nov. 30, only in 1933 and 2004, according to the National Hurricane Center. Meanwhile, September set a record for Accumulated Cyclone Energy, a measure that combines the intensity and duration of storms.

Four tropical cyclones formed in September, all of which became hurricanes, with three growing into major hurricanes. That doesn’t even include hurricane Irma and Harvey, which formed in August.

Related:

KCC estimates insured losses from Hurricane Maria will be $30 billion

Chubb to face up to $1.3 billion in losses from Harvey, Irma

Catastrophe global re/insurance losses will exceed $100 billion in 2017, Fitch says

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