The six-month Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30, and it was a relatively tranquil one, as had been predicted back in May.

It was far different for the Pacific region, which had its most active hurricane season in 20 years, according to NOAA's National Weather Service.

The Atlantic experienced eight named storms, compared with an annual average of 13. Six of them became hurricanes, and two were classified as major Category 3 storms,including Cristobal, which whacked the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic in late August.

Arthur was the only storm to touch the U.S. East Coast, landing in North Carolina and ruining the July 4 weekend for beach-goers.

A total of 20 storms were recorded in the Pacific, and 14 reached hurricane status. Eight became major hurricanes.

Hurricane Odile slammed Mexico's Baja peninsula on Sept. 14, killed six people, caused $1 billion in damage and left Los Cabos in shambles.

Outlooks for the 2015 hurricane seasons will be released in May, according to NOAA.


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