Whew! One third of the 2022 hurricane season is behind us and to date, there have been only three named storms - Alex, Bonnie, and Colin - and they haven't exceeded tropical storm strength or lasted more than a day.
By even more revealing measures, this year's storm season has had a slow start. By August 1st, an average year produces nine days of tropical storm or hurricane activity. This year, the number of "named storm days" is only 3.25, or about 30% of its normal production.