Right now, it is the month of august when the hurricane season is expected to be the most active. The hurricane season is the most active from August – October. There is a chance that the hurricane season could bring a hurricane storm that is as powerful as the Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast this year. All the weather forecast teams have forecast the probability of at least 50% that a major hurricane will hit the east coast.
The Colorado State University originally predicted that there will be 13 named storms but they have increase the number of named storms that are expected to take place up to 15 storms. According to the CSU data, there will be at least 6 storms that will turn into hurricanes with at least a 50% chance of one of them turning into a major hurricane.
NOAA predicts that there will be 12 – 17 named storms with an average of 12 storms. It has a capacity to reach up to 28 storms. They predict that at least 5 – 8 storms will turn into hurricanes with an average of 6 hurricanes and a maximum of 15 hurricanes. According to NOAA outlook, there will be at least 2 – 4 major hurricanes with a maximum of 8 hurricanes.
There are a few factors that can increase the chance of the development of powerful hurricanes. One of the factors is wind shear which plays an important role in ripping a storm that is going to turn into a tropical cyclone. If the wind shear is slow, it will be hard to prevent the hurricane activity that is taking place in the Atlantic.
African easterly waves can also stir up the hurricane development. Increase in the temperature of the sea surface in the early fall can also contribute to the hurricane development in the early fall. Saharan air layers. If you have planned for a Caribbean cruise vacation in August and September, make sure you get a travel insurance.
The hurricane storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds. A tropical weather is classified as hurricane if it can move at a speed of 74 mph and faster. Usually, the hurricane will last for a period of at least 2 weeks. Hurricanes are classified based on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale with 5 different ratings from Category One to Category Five. Hurricane Sandy was developed from the Tropical Storm Sandy on 2012 and it was developed into hurricane on the 24th October. Hurricane Sandy belongs to Category One with the wind speed reaching a maximum of 74 mph.
If a hurricane warning is issued, it means that it is likely that a strong hurricane will take place within 36 hours. Hurricane watch means that it is likely that the strong hurricane wind will hit in 48 hours. You should get your home prepared against the hurricane season by strengthening the weak parts of your home.