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Report: No named Atlantic hurricanes through nearly all of July and August, first time since 1941

August will likely finish as the first in 25 years with no named hurricanes.

Published: August 31, 2022 1:58pm

Updated: August 31, 2022 2:13pm

The months of July and August of this year have been among the quietest in terms of hurricane activity since World War II, a Colorado meteorologist said this week, with August shaping up to have the lowest hurricane activity since the late 1990s. 

Philip Klotzbach, a forecaster at Colorado State University specializing in Atlantic basin hurricanes, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that "for the first time since 1941, the Atlantic has had no named storm (e.g., tropical storm or [hurricane]) activity from July 3rd-August 30th."

Klotzbach further pointed out that August of this year could finish as the only August since 1997 to have no named hurricanes. Before 1997, the last August to witness such a dearth of hurricanes occurred in 1961.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins in June and runs until the end of November.  The peak time for hurricanes to form during the season is from mid-August to mid-October, according to meteorological experts.

In total thus far this season, experts have observed three tropical depressions within the Atlantic basin. The strongest storm yet, Alex, caused several deaths in Cuba and flooding in Florida. 

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