We’ve currently got a couple hurricanes brewing: Fred (Atlantic) and Linda (Pacific).
This may be a good time for a look into what has occurred so far and compare them to the expectations that were set coming into the year. Keep in mind that the season isn’t over yet. Here’s a nice link that summarizes normal activity. I will borrow from that in this post.
The Season is officially 6-months long, beginning June 1 and ending November 30. These dates encompass 97% of all major Tropical Storm activity. The Atlantic basin shows a very peaked season from August through October, with 78% of the tropical storm days, 87% of the minor (Saffir-Simpson Scale categories 1 and 2) hurricane days, and 96% of the major (Saffir-Simpson categories 3, 4 and 5) hurricane days. Maximum activity is in early to mid September.
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