Hurricane 2005 shattered almost all previous hurricane records in the Atlantic and keeping to form, we have a new addition to that list. We have known for months now that 2005 was the most active hurricane season on record. However, the National Hurricane Center made a surprising announcement today. They added a new storm to the 2005 list.
After reviewing archived satellite data, the National Hurricane Center added a 28th storm to the record season. The hurricane season officially ended November 30, but storms were recorded into January. This storm in question actually reached sufficient strength that it should have been named on October 4. It peaked with sustained winds above 52 mph. Had this storm been correctly identified at the time, it would have been named Tammy. Like many of the storms last season, this system was located far outside the normal tropically active realm and was therefore overlooked.
For more information, read the NHC release.