NASA created this time-lapse video showing the 2017 storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. To make the video the agency used footage from satellites that pick up salt particles and dust. It’s a very beautiful display of one of the most active hurricane seasons on record.
2017 Hurricane Season Stats
- Among the highest in terms of number of major hurricanes, with six achieving Category 3 (111-plus mph winds) or higher. The record since record-keeping began in 1851 is seven.
- 2017 had 19.25 days with a major named storm in the Atlantic, the sixth-highest number of such days.
- 2017 is the seventh highest for accumulated cyclone energy in the Atlantic.