Storm season sometimes feels unpredictable, especially living in Tallahassee, Panama City, or Pensacola – prime hurricane territory. In May we shared an update about 2018’s hurricane season looking to be active at a near average to above average season. Ultimately this means we’re expected to have a much smoother year than last year.
As of July 6, scientists at Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project have now said hurricane season will actually have below average activity, making for a much calmer year (according to a Claims Journal article).
Specifics about this hurricane season were listed in the article as follows:
“The Colorado team now estimates that the rest of 2018 will see additional:
– 4 hurricanes (median is 6.5)
– 10 named storms (median is 12.0)
– 41.50 named storm days (median is 60.1)
– 15 hurricane days (median is 21.3)
– 1 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricane (median is 2.0)
– 2 major hurricane days (median is 3.9).
The forecast cites a 22% probability of a direct hit to the eastern United States; the average is 31%.”
This may be a sigh of relief to many families and business owners in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana, but of course we encourage you to always be prepared as we can never be guaranteed a calm and safe hurricane season. Heading into hurricane season you should still be sure to have canned food and bottled water, a generator, gas cans, all of your family’s important documents secured and ready to go, and first aid kits and other emergency kits set up and ready to go.
For the full Claims Journal article on this year’s projected hurricane season, click here.
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