The Atlantic has had only one named storm since the start of hurricane season June 1, which was Barry. It’s the fewest named storms between June 1 and Aug. 15 since 1999.
NOAA’s updated 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook now calls for 10-17 named storms, of which 5-9 could become hurricanes, including 2-4 major hurricanes.
“We’re not out of the woods yet by any means with hurricanes,” Vallee said, noting the typical impact in the Lehigh Valley is the rain and flooding aspects of any storms.
“Unless it’s something super anomalous like Superstorm Sandy, rain is always the biggest issue for the Lehigh Valley if these storms ride up the coast or track inland. Given how wet it’s been this year it won’t take much to create a lot of flooding just