Pat Shingleton for Nov. 30, 2012 Pat Shingleton for Nov. 30, 2012 Advocate story Dec. 07, 2012 Comments Today concludes another hurricane season and named storms were above the seasonal average. The NOAA determines an average season has 12 tropical-named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. The 2012 season will be entered into the hurricane archives with 19 named storms, 10 hurricanes and one major storm. This represents an above-normal season, but adds to the 10th busiest years in the past three decades. For the second year in a row, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast suffered devastating impacts from a named storm. Last year it was Irene and this year, Sandy. As LaPlace suffered devastating flooding from Isaac, it tied Keith for the strongest hurricane of the season. The National Hurricane Center expected 12 to 17 storms and two to three major hurricanes. Fastcast: Warming.