For the ninth year in a row, the United States has gone without a major landfalling hurricane.
This continues an amazing streak: Going in to the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, it had been 3,124 days since the last Category 3+ storm had made landfall in the United States, according to Roger Pielke, Jr., an environmental studies professor at the University of Colorado (where I also work).
Meanwhile, the story in Pacific this year has been quite different. No lull there. More about that