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The Tropics Remain Quiet...For Now.

By: Bob Trihy
By: Bob Trihy

Since we've had 5 named tropical systems this season thus far...the tropics have all of a sudden become very quiet. Is it the quiet before the flurry of storms?

So far....knock wood....it's been a mellow Hurricane season. We've seen Arthur...Bertha...Cristobal...Dolly...and Edouard.

Arthur was a weak system over Central America...Bertha....curved well out to sea in the Atlantic...with Cristobal brushing the Carolina coast as a tropical storm. Dolly was a hurricane as it made landfall in south Texas...and Edouard as a tropical storm along the northern coast of Texas.

So what now? For the past several days the tropics have gone dormant. Are we going to pay the price later this season? Time will tell.

Some things to keep in mind. The peak of the hurricane season isn't until mid-September. Many experts expect things to get going in the middle of August...about a week from now.

An average season will have 10 named storms...6 hurricanes...with 2 of those being intense.

We have a long way to go for the tropical season. It's hard to believe the tropics will stay this quiet for much longer. I hope I'm wrong.

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