MIAMI (CBSMiami) — South Florida has already seen it’s typical amount of tropical systems for the season and there are still about six weeks to go – and we might not be done yet.READ MORE: South Florida cruise ship employee charged with sex with minor
In fact, research indicates the region is not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination. While it might be past the “statistical peak” of hurricane season, which was September 10th, that means little for South Florida.
South Florida’s peak season is October and records indicate this month has seen more landfalling hurricanes than any other.
The formation zone this time of the year begins to shift away from the eastern Atlantic and toward the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, which makes South Florida a bigger target.
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The computer models are projecting a system to develop in a particular hot spot in the western Caribbean by next weekend, which would certainly fit the pattern for October.
Since those storms that form there in October tend to take a track close to South Florida, it’s important to watch for future forecasts from CBS4 on that potential system in the days ahead.
Want to breathe a sigh of relief? Wait until November, which tends to be one of our less-active months of the entire season.
For the next few weeks, however, remain on alert and stay prepared!
- Click here for ways to prepare yourself for an impending storm from the CBSMiami.com Hurricane Preps page
- Click here for the latest news surrounding hurricanes and the National Hurricane Center
- Click here to see all of the latest maps when a storm forms in the Atlantic
- Click here to download the CBS4 2015 Hurricane Guide (English)
- Click here to download the CBS4 2015 Hurricane Guide (Spanish)