July's hurricane history:

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July's hurricane history:

Bottom Line: There are six months to hurricane season but as you're likely more than aware, there's nothing even about the activity within them. First, let's take a look at how far through hurricane season we really are at this point...

Record keeping for the Atlantic hurricane season began officially in 1851. By taking a look 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

So in other words, 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 

So for the entire month of July we only average one named tropical system. We currently have the potential to have a named storm in the Atlantic so hopefully that's the extent of what we see this month (fingers crossed)😉.

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