Nearly 3 years without a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico! A new record set this weekend for the longest stretch without a Hurricane in the Gulf. This streak has the potential to end in coming days. Forecasters along the gulf coast are all keeping a close eye on a tropical disturbance currently bringing wind and rain to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The National Hurricane Center has given a 90% chance of this tropical disturbance becoming Earl by this weekend.
The previous longest record of no Gulf Hurricanes was from October 1929 to August of 1932.
Now for the cool nerdy thing I want to share, check out the difference in hurricane activity across the Atlantic basin.
First off, here are some of the least active seasons on record.
What about this year?
While there is no map for this year, I can tell you that the season got an early start with Hurricane Alex back in January. Then, in the 3 weeks from late May to mid June, we had 3 tropical storms, Bonnie, Colin, and Danielle. Of course, we could be seeing Earl by the end of today.
The peak of Hurricane season is only just now getting started, and experts suggest an active, yet average, year ahead of us.
Have a good one and take care everyone!