"Hurricane season" technically started on June 1.
However, as USA Today points out, the season has been a "dud" despite dire predictions warning of an "extremely active" and "above-normal" season.
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows stationary front across northern Florida, southern Alabama and central Mississippi. A surface trough over central and southern Florida is producing a showers and a few thunderstorms. Showers are across the northern Great Lakes. (AP)
In fact, Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, notes that this season could set a record for the exact opposite reason.
"If the first hurricane of 2013 forms after 8 a.m. on Sept. 11, it would set a record for the latest 'first' hurricane to arrive in the satellite era," he said.
Scientists began tracking storms using satellites in 1967.
Forecasters demoted Gabrielle, once a tropical storm, to tropical-depression status on Thursday, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
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