Will You Share a Name with a Hurricane in 2018?
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Hurricane season is just around the corner. In the Atlantic, Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, with the peak occurring in early September.
Colorado State University regularly releases a report forecasting Hurricane season in the Atlantic. This year, they predict 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes to occur in the Atlantic. That’s above average compared to a normal year.
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They say that this year’s set-up is similar to hurricane seasons which occurred in 1960, 1967, 1996, 2006 and 2011.
“The years 1960, 1967 and 2006 had near-average Atlantic hurricane activity, while 1996 and 2011 were both above-normal hurricane seasons,” said Phil Klotzbach, research scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science and lead author of the annual report.
While the forecast is for an above average hurricane season, it’s important to note that it only takes one to occur along a coastal area to make this an active and dangerous season.
The list for 2018 Hurricane Names is below. This year, Hurricane Sandy from 2012 has been replaced by Sarah.
HURRICANE NAMES FOR 2018
ATLANTIC TROPICAL (AND SUBTROPICAL) STORM NAMES FOR 2018
EASTERN NORTH-PACIFIC TROPICAL (AND SUBTROPICAL) STORM NAMES FOR 2018
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