(WTXL) — There are six named storms currently active in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic basins.
The Weather Channel reports that the whirling activity on both sides of the nation are tying a modern record.
"While Humberto and Kiko were spinning in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, four new tropical cyclones formed Tuesday: Imelda and Jerry in the Atlantic Basin, and Mario and Lorena in the Eastern Pacific Basin," the organization wrote in an article.
"They are forming like roaches out there!" National Hurricane Center forecaster Eric Blake wrote on Twitter.
Anyone want a tropical storm? They are forming like roaches out there! 6 at once in both basins combined is thought to tie a modern NHC record , with two other disturbances adding the cherries on top of a crazy busy day! pic.twitter.com/yIi9PHIKSn— Eric Blake 🌀 (@EricBlake12) September 17, 2019
According to the National Hurricane Center, there have been as many as five active Atlantic tropical cyclones at once, which occurred Sept. 10-12, 1971.
The Atlantic Basin is expected to remain active through the end of the month and could stay active as we head into early October.