This year's activity is high - but not unusual.
"It's a little like listening to someone next to you speak with some very loud music in the background", said Sally Brown, a reasearch fellow at the University of Southampton.
If 2017 progresses in the same fashion, we would see 24 named storms by the end of the season, including 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes.
As of September 11, Hurricane Jose is a Category 2 hurricane northeast of Turks and Caicos.
But the rapid industrialization of Third World countries in the late 1980s, led by China and India, as well as rampant burning and deforestation in many Latin American and Southeast Asian nations coupled with the vestiges of remaining old industries in the First World, has made these "once a century" hurricanes occur annually, or even several times in the same year.
"When we issued our forecast in early June, our number was so high and we were nervous", Zeng said. The app, which lists prices at gas stations based on drivers' experiences, asked its users to add information about gas stations that had no fuel or power during the hurricanes "to assist others who are searching for gas". The first of those six hurricanes was after the peak of the season began August 1. He is claiming, essentially, that on our planet there have been no major hurricanes since 2005. "Now we already have three". It was classified as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 miles per hour. Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a high intensity Category 4 storm, but quickly diminished to a Category 3, making landfall again on the west coast of the Florida peninsula. Hurricane Katia, which formed in the Bay of Campeche, looped around and made landfall in southern Mexico on September 9. Though not as powerful as Harvey, Hurricane Irma generated its own physical, financial and emotional challenges that have impacted millions. Hurricane Jose, still active in the Atlantic east of the Bahamas, reached Category 5 before being downgraded to Category 2 on the morning of September 11. But instead, together they are authoring a new national security doctrine - one that says when faced with a low-probability, high-impact event like North Korea, the USA should spend any amount of money, and if the threat doesn't materialize, well, we'll have a lot of Army surplus and scrap metal.
Like Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose formed from a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa on August 31. The stand out among them was Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast region. Efforts by America and Europe to shift to cleaner manufacturing plants and more regulation from the EPA and elections of pro-environment politicians across the Atlantic really paid off, as hurricane severity tapered off from the 1960s through the 1980s, with the occasional outlier like Hurricane Camille.
However, 2017 has already seen two major hurricanes make landfall in the continental USA, both of them as Category 4 storms, while 2005 brought Hurricane Katrina to our shores as a Category 3 the first week of September. "People act like hurricanes like these have never happened".
'All interests in the eastern Caribbean will need to monitor the progress of this evolving and likely unsafe tropical cyclone'. Another factor is we have very weak vertical wind shear, which is the change in horizontal wind speed and direction with height.
Hurricanes are ranked on a sliding scale from 1 - the weakest - to 5. Irma was first noticed on August 30, and struck the Keys nine days later. Back in 2012, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert famously ridiculed North Carolina as the state that outlawed climate change.
The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, so it is far from over. Whether future hurricanes will remain over water or threaten the US coast again is an unknown variable.
There's an ongoing debate among scientists about the effects of humans on global climate and about what policies should be implemented to avoid possible undesirable effects of climate change.