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NHC watching potential tropical depression as a dearth of named storms breaks a record

Satellite image courtesy of NOAA/NHC August 30, 2022

(MIAMI, FLA) — Today breaks the record for the third longest streak in history without a named storm in the Atlantic.

According to the National Hurricane Center, we have yet to have a named storm in the month of August or a hurricane all season.

But, the NHC is currently monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic that will likely become a tropical depression or storm by the end of the week.

At this time, none of the areas of concern in the tropics are a threat to Florida, according to meteorologists.

A swath of low pressure several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized showers and storms.

There is a 50% chance of formation over the next two days and an 80% chance of formation over the next five days, the NHC forecast.

If the tropics remain quiet until September it will be the first time August has been storm-free since 1997.