This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the weakest in decades with only five named storms formed in the region so far this year.
That’s the fewest named storms formed during a single season in the Atlantic since 1983, when there were four.
The last storm formed on Sept. 11, and there are no signs of any new ones spinning off Africa’s west coast during what is supposed to be peak season, which runs from mid-August to late October.
A typical hurricane season has 12 named storms, nine of them hurricanes and three of those major. This year has seen five named storms. Four grew into hurricanes, one of them major.
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