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Talking the Tropics With Mike: Zeta racing northeast

Zeta was the fastest to the 27th storm beating the record of Nov. 29, 2005 & is the latest U.S. hurricane landfall since Kate on Nov. 22, 1985 & the 6th (in addition to Hanna, Isaias, Laura, Sally & Delta) U.S. hurricane landfall this season tying the record from 1886 & 1985. The 11th named storm (Bertha, Cristobal, Fay, Hanna, Isaias, Laura, Marco, Sally, Beta, Delta) to hit the U.S. is also a record (9/1916). And Zeta is the strongest U.S. landfalling hurricane so late in the season since Cat. 2 South Carolina “Halloween Hurricane” in 1899. This is the 5th named storm to hit Louisiana this year, the old record in a single season was four in 2002. And the last time 2 hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. in Oct. – Hilda & Isbell in 1964.

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