Even the busiest hurricane seasons in recent years — 2012, 2010 and 2005 — didn't see nearly as many hurricanes back to back like this year. Those years had smaller tropical storms or depressions in between hurricanes.
This hurricane season has been exceptionally busy with an unusual number of major hurricanes — five so far.
There have also been three different Category 4 hurricanes to make a U.S. landfall — Harvey, Irma and Maria. That's never happened since we started keeping records.
There's a little more than a month and a half to go in what's been a remarkable hurricane season, and fortunately, there's currently no sign of Philippe behind Ophelia.