It is now again the hurricane season and the NHC or National Hurricane Center is predicting a busy year for everyone. They have not gotten this right yet, but why take the chance for you and your family? Hurricanes are indeed extremely very dangerous. Materials on the surroundings can be flown off by such high winds at their horrific speeds. In areas, heavy rains can flood those parts, cause canals and drainage to overflow and as many people saw in New Orleans, cause dams and dikes to break down. Every caution must be taken to protect your property, cars, boats and especially your family. First and foremost, you need to understand the storm. What direction is it coming from? How huge can it be and how fast it is moving toward your place? How much time do you have for preparation? Next is understanding about your surroundings. Learn if you are in a lake, a canal or in open water. Are you tied up in a marina, behind the house or moored out on your own hook or on a buoy?
GWO Global Weather Oscillations, a leading climate and hurricane cycle prediction company, issued its hurricane predictions in this upcoming hurricane season. The upcoming hurricane season will be a lot stronger and more hazardous compared to last year, with 8 hurricanes, 17 named storms and three major hurricanes. In the previous year, 2013, there has only 6 hurricanes, 12 named storms and three major hurricanes pointed out. The wind shear joined with sand blowing off over the eastern Atlantic and Africa, stifled generating tropical systems the same as an El Nino and was one of the great reasons from the last year being the least active hurricane season since 2009 and the 3rd weakest hurricane season since 1956.
Outside the official season of June until November, tropical systems are somewhat rare and the majority of them occur in late May or early December. Thus, tropical activities have been reported and recorded in each month and hurricanes and storms have even formed in mild-winter. Through Pacific Ocean’s current disturbance formation, where there are not long historical records, early-season storm in the Atlantic has been observed.
- In 1908, where the first hurricane was observed, 10 tropical systems, below average and 6 hurricanes, exactly average, were recorded.
- 1951, 8 hurricanes, above normal and 10 tropical systems, below normal, were produced.
There isn’t much to conclude from such early hurricane seasons. The intensities and numbers of storms likely depend critically on the upper air patterns, significantly those that relate to the peak seasonal activity time, September and August. The Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons start May 15th and ends by 30th of November while the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and ends November 30th. It is essential and important for you to get all possible weather forecasts before such hurricanes, storms and other disturbances can be felt on your state. Since the hurricane season is fast approaching, everyone should have better understanding and knowledge about the upcoming weather season.