BY newsdesk  September 9, 2013 at 9:49 AM EDT

“There’s no rule that says as you get later in the season the hurricanes get weaker. That is a myth.”

–Dennis Feltgen, meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center.

H/T Ellen Rolfes

JS

The beginning of September usually marks the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, but so far this year, not one has formed or hit the U.S. coast.