July hurricane history
Bottom Line: There are six months to hurricane season but as you're aware, there's nothing even about the activity within them. After a perfectly silent June in the tropics let's look at how far through hurricane season, we really are at this point based on historical activity.
Record keeping for the Atlantic hurricane season began officially in 1851. By looking at how many storms have formed in each month, here's how far through hurricane season we typically are by July:
- 7.3% of all tropical storms have occurred prior to July
- 4% of all hurricanes have occurred prior to July
Based on typical activity we have well over 90% of hurricane season in front of us still. July is the 4th most active month for tropical storm development and fifth most active for hurricane formation. So, what typically happens in July?
- We average .7 tropical storms & .3 hurricanes
For the entire month of July, we only average one named tropical system. Here’s to hoping that June’s inactivity was a precursor of what’s to come this month.