From WCTV Weather:
This 2009 Atlantic hurricane season has not had one named storm yet in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or Atlantic Ocean.
This morning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lowered their hurricane forecast numbers, expecting only 7 to 11 named storms, 3 to 6 becoming hurricanes, and 1 to 2 becoming major hurricanes. which is a category 3 or higher.
Meteorologists say warmer-than-average waters in the tropical Pacific, known as El Nino, have caused the slow season.
Dr. James O'Brien, former director of the Center for Oceanic and Atmospheric Prediction Studies, as well as a meteorology and oceanography professor says, "So the upper level winds way up there where the planes fly are real strong and they knock off the tops of the thunderstorms and it doesn't allow the hurricanes to form."
But we must not forget that it only takes one storm to do damage, just as Florida saw in 1992 with Hurricane Andrew.
This season may go down as one of the slowest in history.