For those of us who live on a barrier island on Florida’s coast, this is GREAT news! However, we’re not out of the woods yet… hurricane season doesn’t end until Nov. 30.

Klotzbach further pointed out that August of this year could finish as the only August since 1997 to have no named hurricanes. Before 1997, the last August to witness such a dearth of hurricanes occurred in 1961.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins in June and runs until the end of November.  The peak time for hurricanes to form during the season is from mid-August to mid-October, according to meteorological experts.

In total thus far this season, experts have observed three tropical depressions within the Atlantic basin. The strongest storm yet, Alex, caused several deaths in Cuba and flooding in Florida.