We're two months into hurricane season, but we've yet to see a major storm make landfall in the U.S. Experts warn while it may appear to be quiet, Mother Nature has been busy.
“We've already had four named storms, and usually we only have one by this time,” says Jill Hasling at Houston's Weather Research Center.
Hasling says 80-percent of named storms typically come August through September.
“The peak of hurricane season usually is from August 15 to September 15, we usually have on average maybe four to six named systems during that time period,” she tells KTRH News.
“Remember Ike was September 12-13, we had Carla in 1961 which was a September 11 storm, Hurricane Alicia was an early storm for us on August 17,” says Hasling.
Our only saving grace this season could be African dust storms.
“It could inhibit a little bit for the development, that probably means there is a lot of dry air out over the Atlantic,” she says. “But things could change in a matter of weeks.”