brier April 11, 2014 No Comments

Hurricane season is less than 2 months away, beginning on June 1. Last year we were fortunate enough to have no hurricanes. So what is in store for Hurricane Season 2014?

Forecasters are predicting that this season the Atlantic will be less active than it has been in the past 20 years. The National Hurricane Center has not released their official predictions yet this comes from a group of scientists and a North Carolina University and also a Colorado University.

According to Colorado State Universities Tropical Meteorology Project’s Philip Klotzbach “the tropical Atlantic has … cooled over the past several months, and the chances of a moderate to strong El Niño event this summer and fall appear to be quite high. Historical data indicate fewer storms form in these conditions.”

This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare for the season. We could still be looking at severe weather even with these preliminary predictions. There are still between 8-11 storms expected to form in the Atlantic basin which includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.