Hurricane season ends and Texas stayed clear of the storms
The hurricane season ended Friday and Texas missed the worst of it.
"Every hurricane season has a weather pattern set up as it goes into the season, and there's no way to predict that," National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen said.
Tropical systems are steered by the weather patterns around them, and the weather pattern this season didn't steer north of the Caribbean, keeping the storms from the Texas coast, Feltgen said.
While Louisiana and the Florida panhandle were hit, most of the activity stayed in the Atlantic this year.
Feltgen noted that while some areas stayed out of the path of the storms, that may not be true next year, so people should be prepared when hurricane season starts again.
"For the folks in the path of the four storms that hit in the U.S., it was a bad year. For those that weren't impacted, it was a good year, but there's absolutely no way to tell if your luck will hold in 2013, so be prepared," Feltgen said.