National Hurricane Center en Busy Hurricane Season Ends; El Niño A No-Show <p>The Atlantic Hurricane season comes to its merciless end today.</p><p>It concludes in a busier-than-expected year punctuated by one of the most damaging storms on record, Hurricane Sandy.</p><p>When it began, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a near-normal season of anywhere between 9 and 15 named storms.</p><p>The final number turned out to be 19, with most systems--including the season's only major hurricane, Michael-- spinning out harmlessly in the ocean and posing little threat to land.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 5500 at Busy Hurricane Season Ends; El Niño A No-Show Sandy Is Now A Hurricane <p></p><p>Sandy became a hurricane this morning, the 10th of this active season, as it approached Jamaica. A tropical storm watch continues in Florida from the Keys north to the Brevard-Volusia county line. South Florida is not in the cone, but it can expect wind and rain Thursday though Saturday. <a href="">Here's the latest update from the National Hurricane Center</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:55:05 +0000 WLRN Staff 3469 at Sandy Is Now A Hurricane