Hurricane Season is officially here on the Atlantic Coast. It’s time to get prepared if you haven’t done so already! Those of living on Coastal NC and the Outer Banks are familiar with the dangers hurricane season, but it never hurts to learn more about conditions this time of year. NCHurricane Seaon
Here are a few facts, some information about tropical storms, favorable conditions for hurricanes and what to expect this season:
- The Atlantic Hurricane Season is officially June 1st through November 3, but tropical systems can form any month of the year.
- Tropical storm conditions are more favorable during the warmer months when ocean water temperatures are warmer and wind shear is lower.
- Wind shear is a sudden burst of wind over a short distance, occurring horizontally or vertically.
- El Niños generally bring increased wind shear over the tropical Atlantic, deterring the development of tropical systems. La Niña generally brings decreased wind shear which is more favorable for the formation of hurricanes.
- According to the National Hurricane Center how quickly La Niña develops and how strong it becomes will play an important role in this year’s activity, in addition to other factors.
- North Carolina State Climatology Office, a tropical cyclone makes landfall along the coastline about once every four years with 52 tropical cyclones in the Atlantic documented since 2000.
- Hurricane Isabel in 2003 was the most intense (equivalent to Category 2 status on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale) and Hurricane Matthew in 2016 was the most recent, destructive hurricane.
- Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.
- Forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).
- The tropical storm forecasts change as temperatures and wind shears change in the Atlantic change. Check local and national resources regularly for updates, such as NOAA.
NC Hurricane Season
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