tarheelprogrammer wrote:A legit question to ask. Will we even get a storm in August? Right now the Atlantic looks more hostile than I can remember. Seems models haven't really hinted at a change in the pattern.
Keep in mind that while August is a very active month overall it is very backloaded. We're climbing the climo ramp as of August 1 but that climb starts from a low baseline so while a quiet first half of august isn't unusual a quiet second half is pretty much unheard of. As Dr Gray used to say...the bell rings on 8-20. Enjoy the down time while it lasts...because even in "quiet" years we're inching into the hot zone.