The Hurricane Center has christened Tropical Storm Grace. It’s in a very unusual place, off the coast of Portugal. The official forecast has Grace gone sometime later today or tomorrow.
This storm is not a threat to land. It’s nearly a ‘who cares’ situation.
Before satellites this storm wouldn’t have been named. It might not have even been found!
When you read about increases in hurricane or tropical weather system activity keep that in mind. Not every statistic is meaningful. Historical data points are sparse.