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Rare Occurrence, Atlantic Hurricane Season Quiet For August

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(MIAMI, FLA) — We have yet to have a hurricane this season or a named storm in the month of August.

Tuesday will be a record holder for the third longest streak without a named storm, according to WPTV meteorologist Kahtia Hall.

If the tropics remain quiet until September it will be the first time in 25 years that August has been storm-free.

In fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center believe that we will probably make it through August without a tropical weather system becoming strong enough to be a named storm in the Atlantic.

The five day tropical weather outlook shows only a 20 percent chance of tropical cyclone formation.

If we make it to September 1st without a named tropical system in August, it will only be the fifth time since 1929 without a named storm in the Atlantic in August.

Hurricane season really begins in earnest in September and October.

It’s been since 1997 that we’ve had no named storms form in the Atlantic basin and the other years without an August storm were 1961, 1941 and 1929.

It may be a quiet hurricane season so far, storm expert remind Floridians that it only takes one hurricane making landfall near your house to make for a bad hurricane season.