At the beginning of the 2010 season, you may remember that the NOAA predicted that there would be 8-14 hurricanes and 14-23 tropical storms this season! Well, they were right on the money!
To date, there have been 10 hurricanes and 7 tropical storms named in the Atlantic alone. The Pacific has seen four tropical storms and 3 hurricanes. The most recent hurricane, Hurricane Richard, blasted Belize just a few days ago. The next name awaiting a storm in the 2010 roster would be Shary. Currently, there are three patches of disturbance in the Atlantic; however, meteorologists predict little threat from them.
An interesting fact: The last time there was a hurricane in the Atlantic during October was in 2008 when Hurricane Omar swept through the Caribbean between the dates of October 13-18.