It’s only been four months since the end of last hurricane season, but it is time to think about the near future.
1 June — the traditional date of the beginning of hurricane season, and the team in their research of the University of Colorado (Colorado State University) yesterday, 4 April, issued its initial forecasts for the year ahead.
According to experts, in the Atlantic is expected to 13 «named» storms. Probably 5 will become hurricanes, and 3 major (3rd category and higher).
The forecast does not determine where there are tropical storms or how many of them will fall on the land in the United States. This forecast is considered to be average for hurricane season.
In 2018 in the Atlantic ocean erupted 15 personal storms: 8 became hurricanes, and 2 category higher than 3rd.
It’s been six months since the hurricane Michael struck South Florida with winds up to 155 miles per hour. «Michael» is actually wiped off the face of the earth the city of Mexico beach. Economists note that the damage from the hurricane totaled $25 billion.
Earlier last season the hurricane «Florence» came ashore in North and South Carolina, bringing with it a catastrophic flood. «Florence,» broke the record flood, set during hurricane «Floyd» in 1999 and «Matthew» in 2016.
The damage from «Flores» received about the same as from «Michael,» $25 billion.
Every year in the first forecast for the hurricane season, scientists from the University of Colorado published in April. They are updated on 4 June, 2 July and 6 August.
Although the Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, but about 95% of all major hurricanes occur after 1 August.