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2016 Hurricane Season Comes to an End Wednesday



    Hurricane Season Comes to an End Wednesday for 2016

    NBC 6's Ryan Phillips recaps the 2016 season, including the first storm to hit Florida in over a decade. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016)

    Wednesday makes the final day of the 2016 Hurricane Season – one that saw Florida end its streak of avoiding being hit by a hurricane.

    Overall, there were 15 named storms in the Atlantic this season. Seven of them became hurricanes, with three of them being classified as major storms.

    After not being directly hit by a hurricane since the 2005 season, Florida saw that streak come to a close when Hurricane Hermine struck the Florida Panhandle, just south of Tallahassee, on September 1st.

    Parts of the state were also hit in early October by Hurricane Matthew – which initially was on a path to hit South Florida, but stayed offshore before hitting such cities as Daytona Beach and Jacksonville.

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