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2006 Tropical Storm Season Now Below Normal
What a difference a year makes. After the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, the 2006 season is now below normal.
As of yesterday (20 August) three tropical storms will have formed in the Atlantic in an "average" year, which is the same number that have formed this year so far. Because of multi-year averaging, that means that today (August 21) slightly more than three storms would have formed, making this year (statistically speaking) just below normal.
In the hurricane category, this year is decidedly below normal, with no hurricanes so far, while by this date 1.5 hurricanes have formed in the average of years 1944 though 2005.
Originally posted by mhuss
Or maybe our climate/weather patterns have changed so that we wont get hurricanes untill later in the year.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
If I remeber correctly, the Hurricane Season did not start until much later than normal last year.
It could be that after last years season, perhaps this year will be dead because the energy has been temporarily depleted......