So far, the Atlantic basin has produced five named storms, of which one was a hurricane. Number-wise, that is certainly in line with a normal season. Records from the National Hurricane Center show that the Atlantic has five named storms, on average, by September 5th.
The Atlantic has produced only one hurricane so far where the statistics show there would typically have been a couple by this date. That one hurricane was Hurricane Bill, and it is easy to forget that Bill was a major hurricane over the open waters of the Atlantic for several days. Records show the second major hurricane doesn’t occur, on average, until September 25th.
We are getting close to the typical half-way point as far as tropical cyclone activity goes. The numbers are interesting, but we all know it is not only about the numbers. We need to stay prepared for that one tropical storm or hurricane that could come our way. It is always best to pray for the best but prepare for the worst.