At This Rate, We’ll Be Seeing Hurricanes Through October

As we pass the point of hurricane season where storms historically are at their worst (the middle, naturally), our weather has been nothing to write hysterically home about. Good right? As it turns out, no:

Lead hurricane forcaster at AccuWeather, Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski says, “And that’s what we’re worried about. This season may be one of those seasons that go way into October.’

Last year Sandy struck at the very end of October, and statistically, the back half of the hurricane season tends to be stronger than the front half, “because the water temperatures are still very, very warm,” Kottlowski says.

So let this be a lesson, Philadelphians: Don’t let your guard down just yet. There could be a hurricane lurking around the next corner. [CBS]