Expect 14-18 tropical storms during this upcoming season, seven to nine are expected hurricanes, and two to four are expected to be major hurricanes.

Hurricane season if officially June 1 to November 30.

National Weather Service – Source for information

“It’s going to be an above-normal season,” Dan Kottlowski Accuweather expert said. “On a normal year, we have around 12 storms, six hurricanes and roughly three major hurricanes.”

Last year’s 2019 season resulted in $11 billion in damage. 2020 be could be as bad says the Accuweather report.

Katrina (NWS image)

A benchmark of hurricane severity is 2005, the year when Katrina, Wilma and Rita hit. “There were a record 27 named storms, of which 14 were hurricanes, exceeding the 1969 record of 12 hurricanes, and 7 were major hurricanes. Of the 7 major hurricanes, an unprecedented 3 reached category 5 status.” (Source)

Even with the current pandemic the best time to plan for hurricane safety starts now. One of the good places for safety information is with the U.S. Weather Service.


Feature image of Hurricane Florence (NWS)