SUMMER WEATHER: When the Storms Will Strike

Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) EVERY YEAR, STATISTICS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR THE SEASON. MY PREDICTION: SEASON AVERAGE 5.2 The seasonal average at the National Hurricane Center is 5.0…

SUMMER WEATHER: When the Storms Will Strike

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EVERY YEAR, STATISTICS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR THE SEASON.

MY PREDICTION: SEASON AVERAGE 5.2

The seasonal average at the National Hurricane Center is 5.0 named storms. The Atlantic Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30.

1998 2.7

2001 2.4

2006 3.2

2009 3.6

2011 4.6

2008 4.5

2010 3.8

2012 3.6

2013 3.9

2014 3.7

2015 3.8

2016 3.3

2017 3.5

The Atlantic hurricane season will be active. By May 11, the Atlantic hurricane season outlook had 10 named storms. Six tropical storms are expected, with four hurricanes and two major hurricanes of Category 3 or greater.

We have started with a busy hurricane season as some of the earliest storms entered the Atlantic. We have had 11 named storms since Jan. 1: Fay (Jan. 3), Irma (Jan. 6), Jose (Jan. 7), Katia (Jan. 13), Patricia (Jan. 14), Florence (Jan. 21), Helene (Jan. 27), Joyce (Jan. 28), Bud (Feb. 2), Doug (Feb. 3), and Brett (Feb. 4).

Harvey reached Category 4 peak of winds at 190 mph (Oct. 25). The Atlantic hurricane season ended with 10 named storms and Harvey weakening into a tropical depression.

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