There is nearly a 99.99% that the Atlantic Basin will have Zero Hurricanes in the month of August. That is Uncommon! Most years have some hurricane activity during August. This could be a unique year with no August hurricanes.There were two Atlantic hurricanes in July this season: Beryl and Chris. And, 2 tropical storms in
August Debby and Ernesto.
The satellite era began in 1966 having had no hurricane activity in August was five years ago in 2013. The 7 years with no hurricanes within the Atlantic basin in August was 1967, 1982,1984,1988,1997,2001 and 2002.
If the month of August ends with no Hurricanes. Look at the historical statistical numbers of Hurricanes and U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes. August has;
the 2nd most Atlantic hurricane formations since 1851 with 245
o U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes were 80
September with 404 hurricanes
o U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes were 111
October is third with 205 hurricanes.
o U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes were 54
November had 59 hurricanes (for good measure)
o U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes were 5
We are still in possible jeopardy! Don’t think because August had no Hurricanes, that it was a “Storybook Ending.” “Storybook Endings don’t come until the end of the story …. Our story doesn’t end for a number of months yet. Don’t start to use up the supplies, like the water, soup and tuna. A tropical storm can still do a lot of damage.
“The time between Mid-August – Mid October accounts for 60% of all Atlantic basin hurricanes, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, at CSU.”
There’s no guarantee that a hurricane will strike the U.S. in the next couple of months like what occurred in those years. All residents who live in Hurricane areas, especially of coastal locations should have a plan and a Personal Property Inventory ( www.harsfl.com) in place every year no matter what.
Weather does not run on a clock …. Weather does not run on a computer.