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2875 days and counting (as of 27 Aug)

By: hcubed, 6:16 PM GMT on August 19, 2013

...with Wilma in 2005 being the last major to hit the mainland US.

"...We've had five named storms so far in the Atlantic this year, which is more that average for this point in the season. Usually, the fifth named storm does not arrive until August 31. However, we are well behind average for the arrival of the season's first hurricane, which usually occurs by August 10. The season's second hurricane usually arrives by August 28. It is questionable if we will see the season's first hurricane by that date, given the current lack of activity, the dry air moving across the Tropical Atlantic, and the lack of model predictions for tropical storm formation this week. Still, I'm not willing to downgrade the seasonal forecasts for above-average activity yet, as we are still three weeks away from the usual September 10 peak in activity, and the Atlantic is capable of getting very active in a hurry..."

Personally, like everyone else, I'm hoping for a quiet season - one that won't force me to evacuate again.

Updated: 7:06 PM GMT on August 27, 2013


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