There are two measures that justify this being a slow season. [Reason 1] This season has seen just 2 hurricanes. This is 50% below the value for what it should be; it should be at 4. [Reason 2] The energy that each tropical system produces called Accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) is well below average. The ACE of a tropical system is the only true form of how powerful a storm remained, during its lifetime. So far, this season has recorded a total ACE of 68.505. An average season has an ACE around 87.5 units.
|FSU- Measure of ACE Per Year In The Atlantic Basin.|
12 Named Storms
This Year (So Far):
14 Named Storms