2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 - November 30, annually. This year, 2015, various weather scientists are predicting that the Atlantic Hurricane season will likely be below normal.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of:

  • 6 to 11 Named Storms (winds of 39 mph or higher)
  • 3 to 6 Hurricanes (winds of 74 mph higher)
  • 0 to 2 Major Hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)

The El Nino phenomena is expected to be the main factor responsible for the below normal activity. Normal Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) will also contribute to inhibit Tropical Cyclone development.

However, regardless of the seasonal outlook, all must finalize preparations and remain vigilant as it only takes one system to produce significant impacts.

The 2015 Atlantic Basin tropical cyclones names are:

Ana Larry
Bill Mindy
Claudette Nicholas
Danny Odette
Erika Peter
Fred Rose
Grace Sam
Henri Teresa
Ida Victor
Joaquin Wanda

Be Prepared!!!

Posted: 01/06/2015