It’s mid-July: Where are all the hurricanes? | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog
July 16, 2011 Leave a comment
Many of you may recall that seasonal forecasters predicted an active hurricane season this year, calling for an average of 15 named storms. That’s about 40 to 50 percent more activity than during a typical season.
So with just one named storm, Arlene, in the books after six weeks is the forecast a bust? Short answer: Not yet.
That’s primarily because the Atlantic hurricane season typically does not begin hopping until early August, some two to four weeks from now. Here’s a chart showing the average number of tropical storms and hurricanes active on a given day during the last 100 years.