Tropical Storm Kate is the 11th in the Atlantic this year, or one less than the 30-year average. (AP Photo /HarryHamburg)

(Bloomberg) — The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season may end up being remembered for a subpar number of storms, even though the total still beat early forecasts and more than 50 people died.

The season, which also lags behind in terms of overall power, produced Tropical Storm Erika in August that caused at least 20 deaths on Dominica. In October, Hurricane Joaquin sank the freighter El Faro with the loss of 33 in the Bahamas.

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