I does seem like beating a dead horse, but it is also quite odd to see such calm in the Atlantic during the height of hurricane season. There hasn’t been an area of interest worth investigating since Sunday afternoon. And looking at the satellite image, there’s barely any shower or thunderstorm activity to speak of across the vast ocean. Obviously, this is great news for those living along the coast (and those insuring them), but it does seem very quiet.
I did a quick and hasty review of the hurricane seasons in this decade (2000-2009) on Wikipedia. Until this year, the longest stretch for no tropical systems whatsoever in the Atlantic during the month of September was 10 days, which occurred last year. Given the NHC doesn’t expect any tropical development in the next 48 hours, it appears we’ll tie that number today and pass it at the end of the day on Wednesday. For the record, last year did see 7 storms (6 named) after the quiet stretch.