The remnants of Hurricane Chris are headed out to sea, and now expectations for hurricane season are changingGet the Full StoryNASA Earth Observatory image by Kathryn Hansen, using VIIRS data from LANCE EOSDIS Rapid Response
In 2018, we've seen three named storms form early in the Atlantic, including Hurricane Chris and Hurricane Beryl.
But unlike last year, it's looking like this might be a relatively calm Atlantic hurricane season.
That's because ocean temperatures are cool, an El Ni o might form in the Pacific, and there's a lot of Saharan dust in the air.
Earlier in the year, there were some signs that we could be in for another intense Atlantic hurricane season.
Initial projections pegged the season as being likely to have slightly more storms than average — though 2017's "extremely active" hurricane season began with a similar forecast.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why penalty kicks are so unfair to goaliesSee Also:13 rare animals that are teetering on the brink of extinctionVintage EPA photos reveal what New York City looked like before the US regulated pollutionVintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulatedSEE ALSO: How to avoid tick and mosquito bites this summer a step-by-step guide