Calm before storms? Oddly quiet Atlantic despite forecasts


Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Atlantic hurricane season has been oddly quiet.

There’s been a record-tying zero storms formed in August, which normally is the beginning of peak season.

What’s really strange is that all the major factors for a busy season are there: warm water, low winds and a La Nina.

All the experts predicted this would be a more active than normal season, but then nothing happened.

Scientists think a persistent patch of dry air is the reason storms aren’t forming.

But they caution that it’s still early in storm season and it only takes one hurricane to cause devastation.

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8/31/2022 12:02:01 PM (GMT -5:00)

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