2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook
The Atlantic Hurricane Season official started on June 1, but the "heart" of the Atlantic Hurricane season runs from August to early October. According to AccuWeather meteorologists, the 2021 hurricane season will once again be above normal, albeit less severe than last year.
They still urge businesses and residents in hurricane prone areas to prepare now.
In 2020, of the 30 named storms, the US experienced 12 direct strikes, surpassing the previous record of 9 in 1916. They are predicting that 2021 will produce 16-20 named storms, including up to 10 hurricanes, with 3-5 being major hurricanes and have an impact on the US.
To understand the changes that have occurred, looking at 30 year averages, from 1961 to current"
- 1961 - 1999
- 10 Named Storms
- 5.7 Hurricanes
- 1.9 Major Hurricanes
- 1991 - 2020
- 14.4 Names Storms
- 7.2 Hurricanes
- 3.2 Major Hurricanes
Noteworthy is that water temperatures in the Atlantic are already above normal, which is a strong predictor of an elevated hurricane season.
Because of the consistent upward trending of these predictors, the National Hurricane Center is seriously considering moving the official start date to May 15 in future years.
What does this mean?
It means begin preparing in the spring so that you are ready when and if a hurricane does strike.
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