Last week Saturday, November 30th; marked the official end of the 2019 Eastern and Central North Pacific Hurricane Season. And while a fair number of cyclones did form during this time period, most were pretty weak and short-lived. And that's really the biggest difference experienced from last year, the 2018 season; when many strong, long-lived storms formed. Nevertheless, a total of 21 tropical cyclones occurred in these basins as followed: 2 tropical depressions, 12 tropical storms, 3 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes (Category 3+). The season had a slow start with the 1st storm, Hurricane Alvin, born on June 25th as a tropical depression, making it the latest starting Pacific Hurricane season on record since reliable records began in 1971. And aside from a few major longer-lived storms such as Barbara, Erick, Juliette and Kiko, most cyclones as mentioned before were very weak and short-lived. This is because wind shear was more present and the atmosphere in the region was more stable than what was expected. Both of which are not as conducive to the development of stronger, longer-lasting systems. Overall, it was a fairly mild season with relatively minimal impacts to land areas. And this level of activity was reflected in the season's total Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index, at only 97.1 units. This was a huge contrast to the ACE value of the 2018 season, which gathered a value of 317.4 units and became the most energetic season on record (meaning many strong, long-lived storms occurred). So that's it folks, hurricane season has come to a close and won't be back until May 15th of next year for the Eastern Pacific and June 1st for the Central Pacific. Until then, continue to remain prepared for other hazards and have a safe and wonderful holiday season!