It's been close to a month since the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season and no tropical storms have struck. This lack of activity means we could see the latest start to the storm season since 2004.
According to the Baltimore Sun, during the past nine years, a tropical storm has formed in either May or June. Things have remained extremely quiet this season which could indicate a late start and, perhaps, a lower number of hurricanes.
WVEC reports that the National Hurricane Center is watching an area of weak low pressure off the coast of South Carolina. It is believed that the system could become the season’s first tropical system, but so far it hasn't given us more than thunderstorms.
Accuweather.com hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said in a blog post Wednesday that strong wind shear has been the biggest factor keeping tropical storms from forming so far this year. Forecasters say that this season will be below average in terms of both the number of storms and their severity.