It has been 127 months since a major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States, according to statistics compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division, so does that mean that this year's hurricane season will continue the peaceful trend?
Coastal Contractor's Ted Cushman takes a look at the odds that we'll escape another season unscathed.
So is our luck about to change? It's anyone's guess, of course. But there's good reason not to count on a hurricane-free 2016. For one thing, recent years haven't been free of strong storms. Several recent years have seen very strong storms form in the Atlantic, but high pressure over the continental U.S. and strong offshore steering winds kept those storms out in the Atlantic. There's no reason to expect those factors to continue.