If you didn’t know, the 2015 hurricane season has begun and it’s off to a record start. Through July 13, there’s already been 11 named storms in the eastern Pacific, central Pacific and Atlantic basins combined this season. Perhaps the most stunning is the three named storms that formed in the central Pacific basin this July. If you remember, Tropical Storm Bill was the most significant causing flooding in the southern Plains, Ozarks and Ohio Valley. The all-time record for the number of named storms to form in any full season in the central Pacific basin is four, which happened in 1982 during the developing phase of what would become a strong El Nino. As we enter the peak season for hurricanes we need to pay attention as 93% of major hurricanes occur from August through October. Click the image below to see the full infographic.

This article is only an excerpt of the 7/31/15 Van Trump Report. Sign up for a free trial by clicking here.