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Topic - Hurricanes-appendix
Posted: September 24 2017 at 3:18am By Dutch Josh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accumulated_cyclone_energy#Atlantic_hurricane_seasons.2C_1950.E2.80.932017

Accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) is a measure used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to express the activity of individual tropical cyclones and entire tropical cyclone seasons, particularly the North Atlantic hurricane season. It uses an approximation of the wind energy used by a tropical system over its lifetime and is calculated every six hours. The ACE of a season is the sum of the ACEs for each storm and takes into account the number, strength, and duration of all the tropical storms in the season. The highest ACE calculated for a single storm is 82, for Hurricane/Typhoon Ioke in 2006
 
DJ-the list goes from 1950-2017 so 67 years. The highest ACE per year is 2005 with ACE=250
2017 is on 8th place but could become the #1 very likely. In the top 25 ACE list 10 years are 2000 or later.