We are now entering the most active part of the annual hurricane season. There is usually an uptick in tropical cyclone activity around mid-August and into September with the peak being September 10th. Another uptick in activity tends to occur in October but none of this is written in stone and it is not an exact science. Every year as hurricane season approaches, we receive all kinds of forecasts regarding the number of tropical systems and their intensity but remember "all is takes is one storm to ruin your life".
Once again, as sometimes happens, the seasonal forecast is changed as we get closer to August 1st due to weather events, sea surface tempertures, El Nino or La Nina and other changing patterns around the globe. Here is the link to the latest information and 2018 Hurricane Season forecast below. As always, be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. Be sure to be "hurricane ready" by June 1st of each year. Be sure to click on the links below for quick access and reference to all severe weather preparedness checklists. Stay safe and remember -- TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!