TS Laura makes 12

Sub-tropical Storm Laura formed out in the middle of the Atlantic bringing the named storm count to 12 so far. It may even become Tropical Storm Laura today.

To date, the score is 6 hurricanes and 6 tropical storms. Definitely on track for NOAA's revised August forecast of 14-18 named storms and 7-10 hurricanes.

The forecast track for Laura has it staying out in the ocean and should be mainly a concern for shipping and boat traffic.