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Old 01-04-2020, 03:23 PM
 
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Time for another season! History and studies tells us if you prepare now you can experience less stress/anxiety, you'll know your boundaries on when to set your plan into motion, when to leave and where you'll go. Start today!

Season predictions from different groups generally start coming out in April.

Central Pacific (Hawaii) & Atlantic (Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean) season starts June 1.
East Pacific (West Mexico, Western Central America, US SW coast) season starts May 15.
Storms can form any month but majority form 'in season'.

Official storm stats/info (apps/websites take this info then put their own graphics on it):
Atlantic: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?atlc
E Pacific: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac
C Pacific: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?cpac

2-Week NOAA tropical outlooks:
https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/ghazards/

5-day NHC Tropical outlook:
Atlantic: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5
E Pacific: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=epac&fdays=5
C Pacific: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=cpac&fdays=5

Official Storm Surge maps for general planning purposes (specific named hurricane storm surge maps come with storm stats links above once watches/warnings issued, considered accurate at neighborhood level zoom):
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/nationalsurge/

Tidbits:
-Storms can form any month of the year but majority form in their 'season'.
-Cyclone threats include: wind, storm surge flood (think higher high tide near coast) (most deadly part), rain flood (2nd most deadly part), tornadoes.
-Hurricanes, cyclones & typhoons are exactly the same thing, just different names for areas of the world.
-El Nino years tend to suppress Atlantic storms (less named storms, but as 1992 showed us it 'only takes one' to cause problems...Hurricane Andrew Cat5 hit S FL that year)
-Flood insurance typically has a 30-day wait period, so you can't wait for storm to get near.
-Many shelters and hotels DON'T take pets!! Have a list of accepting places NOW so you're ready to go later! Mandatory evacuations typically DON'T change these policies.
-Have a list of hotels you would evacuate to, as these fill up quickly by people reserving rooms just in case ahead of evacuation times/announcements. Beat them to it.
-Storm surge starts rising hours before storm arrives, sometimes cutting off escape routes hours early.
-Yes, PTSD is a real thing after storms.
-For parents your actions can directly affect the outcome for your children, not just physically but also mentally before, during and after.
-Stores tend to close early while weather is still nice as they must secure their stock and send employees home in time to prepare.
-Run on supplies is common. Prepare now by just adding one soup can or extra gallon of water to normal shopping each week or so...start now and that's 22 extra gallons of water by start of hurricane season June 1 for example so supplies add up quickly!
-Hurricanes are one of the only natural disasters you have days or more to see coming.
-Know when you would leave...is it a higher end of Tropical Storm? Or a Cat1 hurricane? Or only when told to? If so, then stick with your plan and go when it's time. Don't sit and fret and wonder if it'll change and get caught off guard stuck at home...it happens! Just make the call and go with it and if the storm misses then be thankful.
-Have backups of hard drives (all those digital family photos or important documents), portable USB battery power supplies, fridge/freezer thermometers that also show highest temp reached, cash (ATM, credit cards don't work with no power), manual can opener, etc.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:53 AM
 
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I am banking on another boring year for my part of FL with no Hurricane hits.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:07 PM
 
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Now and through the spring NHC conducts training with the emergency managers and other agencies / groups that will make the call on who to evacuate, how to interpret NHC graphics/forecast, etc, etc for later this season, should it be needed.
https://twitter.com/NWSNHC/status/1221812556928405504
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:53 AM
 
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100 days until Atlantic & Central Pacific (Hawaii) Hurricane seasons begin (June 1), 83 days until East Pacific season.
https://twitter.com/nwsnhc/status/1231168929973854208
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:03 AM
 
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The swirl NNE of Puerto Rico & the Leeward Islands is non-tropical and only expected to weaken as the low level portion moves down. Maybe a few scattered shower chances to that region early this week. Otherwise all quiet.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:27 PM
 
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The NHC is putting on an educational webinar series for 4-6th grade this spring, sign-up links are available about 1-week prior to the event:

https://twitter.com/NWSNHC/status/1244989572737572865
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:29 PM
 
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And....maybe our first storm trying to become Sub-Tropical off the US East coast in the coming days perhaps...we shall see.

https://twitter.com/AliciaMBentley/s...58874182373377
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:04 AM
 
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First main seasonal prediction for the season in from Colorado State:

https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/st...27691485167618
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Old 04-03-2020, 05:36 PM
 
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Looks like our off the New England looping storm missed its chance to eek out Sub Tropical status. 59 more days til hurricane season begins (Atlantic/Central Pacific), 42 days E PAC.
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Old 04-16-2020, 10:26 AM
 
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Here is IBM’s (The Weather Company: owns all digital assets (everything except the cable tv show) of the weather channel, weather underground & intellicast) Hurricane seasonal outlook:
https://twitter.com/mjventrice/statu...74249096327168
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