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10/10/2017

Hurricane Nate turns 2017 into the year with the most consecutive hurricanes in over a century

There haven't been this many tropical storms in the Caribbean since 1893.

A boy looking through a window in St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma

During the first weekend of October, tropical storm Nate became a category 1 hurricane, threatening Mexico and part of the coast of the United States. It's the ninth consecutive hurricane to pass through the area in the past few weeks, making the 2017 hurricane season one of the most active seasons in history.

There hasn't been a more active hurricane season since 1893, when 10 hurricanes were recorded. Nevertheless, experts say that there is no way of knowing if ten hurricanes actually occurred, since at that time observations were made by land or vessels at sea, in contrast to today.

Please note that this article was not originally written in this language.
Author: Eduardo Marín
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