Accuweather reviews the hurricane-free month of August 2013 and what it may mean for the remainder of the 2013 hurricane season. Since 1960 there have now been six years when there were no hurricanes through August; these were 1967, 1984, 1988, 2001 and 2002 – and 2013.
Meteorologist Adrienne Green said: “During each of those [five years before 2013], multiple hurricanes followed spanning September through October.” Accuweather reports that an average of about nine named systems with about six hurricanes occurred following August during those five years. Since the start of September, the 2001 season brought nine hurricanes, while 2002 brought four hurricanes.
According to Accuweather, while there is no 100-percent guarantee any hurricanes will form for the balance of the season, the odds are greatly in favor of multiple hurricanes through November with some of these likely during September.
Based on past data, there will be multiple major hurricanes and direct impact on land by named systems are likely moving forward this season.