Saturday marks halftime of hurricane season and, so far, the monster storms have posted a giant goose egg.
Six tropical storms have formed since the season began on June 1, but none has mustered the muscle — at least 74 mph — to be classified a hurricane.
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Late start for hurricanes
Since continuous satellite imagery over the entire Atlantic Basin was developed in the mid-60s, the season’s first hurricane has developed on Sept. 1 or later in five years:
Sept. 2, 1988/Debbie
Sept. 3, 1967/Arlene
Sept. 9, 2001/Erin
Sept. 10, 1984/Diana
Sept. 11, 2002/ Gustav