Hurricane Season 2018 – what to expect – unfortunately it is around the corner

2018 Hurricane season - a few interesting facts and ideas

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through the end of November.   This expected season will have 14 Tropical storms – slightly above the normal (the average is 12).  Reachers are expecting several of those storms to reach hurricane strength this year (74MPH-111MPH).

Landfall chances:

  • 63 percent for the entire U.S. coastline (average for the last century is 52 percent)
  • 39 percent for the U.S. East Coast, including the Florida Peninsula (average for the last century is 31 percent)
  • 38 percent for the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville (average for the last century is 30 percent)
  • 52 percent for the Caribbean (average for the last century is 42 percent)

And what are the names on the list?  According to NPR, here they are…

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty
  • Rafael
  • Sara
  • Tony
  • Valerie
  • William

More to come.  Before the next storm we will send out a checklist of what to do and expect for the newcomers.

 

Data  from NPR

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