For the first time in a long time, the Atlantic Hurricane Basin is quiet. The National Hurricane Center issued its last advisory on Maria on Saturday evening, bringing an end to a long, destructive stretch of deadly Atlantic hurricanes.
After 37.75 days with named storms, the Atlantic basin finally has zero named storms. That 37+ day streak was the third longest on record for the basin. September ended on a historic note, wrapping up with a total of 53.5 named storm days, 34.5 hurricane days, and 18 major hurricane days.
Today’s break in advisories from the National Hurricane Center marks the first time since August 23 that no advisories were issued. In the time since then, the United States and nearby islands and countries saw the destructive force of Hurricanes Harvey, Kate, Irma, and Maria.
And while the National Hurricane Center was monitoring several suspect areas near Florida for potential tropical cyclone development, no development is expected now. In their five day outlook, the National Hurricane Center also says no tropical cyclones are expected during the upcoming week.
While the lull is welcome, people should remember hurricane season remains. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through the end of November and experts continue to believe the season will remain busy with above normal activity in the coming weeks.