By Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
Usually by this time of year my hurricane bag is packed and ready to go with flashlights, fresh batteries, snacks, bug spray, and rain gear in anticipation of being sent to cover an approaching storm. This year, however, I'm a little behind the power curve because until today there has not been a single named Atlantic storm this entire hurricane season. Our colleagues at The Weather Channel say tropical storm Ana, which is about 920 miles east of the Leeward Islands, is churning in the general direction of Florida, but may never reach hurricane status and in fact could weaken. It's sustained winds are only 40 miles per hour. Still it's a reminder the season which technically began in June is finally underway, and all of us who live in or travel to hurricane country need to get ready. NBC's Kerry Sanders will be on the program tonight to look at why the season has been unusually quiet.
Also tonight we'll show you some of my recent trip to Bethel, New York, for a look at Woodstock -- 40 years later.
I hope you'll join me later for NBC Nightly News.