Hurricane Season is not Over
08:24 AM EDT - 11 August 1999
I have received yet more email from people suggesting that the season won't be all it's cracked up to be. However, I remind them that last year the second storm was not until August 19th. And after that, it was non-stop for a while. Either we need to reevaluate forecasting methods or we are just a little impatient waiting for the breakout period. I still tend to think the latter, and still generally agree with what Dr. Gray has said.
Do not let your guard down. Currently the tropics are still oddly quiet. Some sinking air in the Central Atlantic may be responsible, but generally there isn't a very hostile (For tropical development) environment anywhere in the basin. On the flip side, there is currently not anywhere particularly favorable either.
The wait continues...