2019 Hurricane Season is Here - Are you ReadyMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 01 2019 9:36 AM
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. The hurricane season officially extends from June 1 to November 30.
For 2019, NOAA predicts a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.
After last years Hurricane Michael proved to the wiregrass that we are NOT ready for another Hurricane. Everyone myself included had gotten use to them going around us every year. Michael should have been a wake-up call to remind us that we are NOT out of the wood when it comes to Hurricanes.
Today marks the beginning of the 2019 Hurricane season and we need to make sure we are ready. You can go to NOAA and fine a list of supplies that you can go ahead and start collecting in preparation of the season.