Photo: Hurricane Season 2009: Where Are All the Storms?



El Niño conditions over the Pacific Ocean have so far kept a lid on the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, experts said in August 2009. But there's still plenty of time for a "monster" to form by season's end.

Hurricane Andrew, seen above barreling toward Florida on August 24, 1992, also formed during an El Niño year. Andrew was the third most powerful hurricane to make U.S. landfall in recorded history.

Photograph courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


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