They keep an eye on the sky in South Texas…
The historic hurricane season of 2005 remains the most active and destructive on record in the Atlantic basin. With a final tally of 28 named storms, 15 hurricanes and 7 major hurricanes, total property losses exceeded $159 billion with nearly 4,000 deaths.
However, at this point in the season (September 5th), the “n” name of that season was born, Tropical Storm Nate. The 2012 season has far been extremely active with 13 named storms, 6 hurricanes and no major hurricanes.
In the 2005 season, 6 hurricanes had also formed, but 4 of those developed into major hurricanes including the monster Katrina.
The 2005 season, wound up being the most active on record, and 2012 is so far, blowing away (no pun intended) early season forecasts that predicted near normal, to a below average season.
Leslie, and Michael are currently swirling in the Atlantic.
No saying how the rest of the season will go, but this year was supposed to be relatively calm according to experienced weather experts. Is the climate changing?