Atlantic Hurricane Season
The early predictions for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season favored an above-average season. But as the season comes to a close, the Atlantic has churned out the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982.
The ninth tropical storm of the season is pounding eastern Mexico with heavy rains, and after a Hurricane Hunter Aircraft flew through the storm, the tropical storm watch for parts of Mexico have been changed to hurricane watch.
The predictions for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season carried words like “extremely active” and “above-average.” But with Tuesday the peak of hurricane season, thus far, the season has luckily for South Florida been a dud.
Tropical Depression Gabrielle has dissipated, according to the National Weather Service.
Tropical Depression seven wasted no time morphing into a tropical storm Wednesday night.
NOAA still believes the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal with “the possibility that it could be very active,” according to the organizations updated outlook.
Chantal, the third named storm of the 2013 Hurricane Season, has gained a little strength as it moves away from Lesser Antilles into the Eastern Caribbean Sea.
Miami-Dade County has updated its storm surge planning zone maps as residents prepare for the 2013 hurricane season, which will begin on June 1.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season is definitely hitting its peak as Tropical Depression 11 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Kirk in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
While South Florida breathes a sigh of relief that no big storms have come near us this Atlantic Hurricane Season, many will also remember that 20-years ago this week Hurricane Andrew formed in the Atlantic and smashed into South Florida on August 24th causing billions in damage and dozens of deaths.