The Atlantic Basin has seen a grand total of 19 named tropical systems during the 2012 season. In a normal year we would see about 11 named system which means we've seen another active year. The tropical season doesn't officially end until November 30 but it is rare to see a hurricane during the final month of the season.
Hurricane Sandy did impact coastal North Carolina but most of the state missed the brunt of the storm. I think many of us can relate to the painful situation we see in New Jersey and New York City. It was only 14 months ago when Hurricane Irene blasted into our coast with strong winds and torrential rainfall. The North Carolina coast is vulnerable to hurricane strikes and it is not unusual for us to have a hurricane threat virtually every year. It would certainly not be surprising to see another threat next year. The good news for now is that we should be finished with threats for this year.