Much to the disappointment of all, it appears that Comet 209P/Linear has been dust poor for a long time as very few meteors have been reported during the expected maximum last night and this morning. While scientists can pinpoint the time in which the Earth intercepts the past paths of these comets, they cannot tell exactly how much material occupies each orbit. They suspected dust would be less than normal therefore forecasts were revised downward from storm levels. No one suspected that the show would actually be as poor as it was. This is most unfortunate as circumstances were nearly perfect for observers in North America. These outbursts are few and far between. Unless something new is discovered, the next possible outbursts are from the Beta Hydrusids in 2020 and the Tau Herculids in 2022. Like the Camelopardalids, these predictions are just possibilities and certainly not sure bets.
As seen below, photographer Wade Earle managed to capture a few Camelopardalid meteors before a thunderstorm obscured his skies.