A feel of trepidation fills the air.
The past two seasons have shown an some striking familiarities.
2009 had below average activity with only storms Claudette and Ida making US landfall but both were cut down by wind shear from the Gulf of Mexico
2010 was a season like no other recorded with 12 hurricanes yet none made US landfall. In fact, with every other season of at least 10 hurricanes at least 2 make landfall. Only the tropical depression of Bonnie which hit Southern Florida made landfall.
When the run of hurricanes without US landfall ends it tends to end in a not too quiet way. Approaching the 2011 hurricane season it remains to be seen what the tropics hold in store.
Hold onto to your seats kitties it may be a very bumpy ride.