The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Almost Here

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Almost Here

It's almost time for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.

97% of all tropical cyclones in the Atlantic form during this time.

A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its sustained winds reach 74 mph.

The Atlantic hurricane basin includes storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.

An average Atlantic hurricane season has 14 named storms, of which seven become hurricanes.

Three of those hurricanes are typically major, classified as Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.

Hurricanes form primarily from midsummer to mid autumn, when the necessary meteorological ingredients are all available.

The statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to Nov. 30. The eastern Pacific basin extends from Mexico and Central America westward to 140° west longitude in the Pacific Ocean.

The peak in activity is late August, and most tropical cyclones occur from late June to early October.

While forecasters predict a near- to slightly below-average year for hurricanes in the Atlantic due to the expected influence of El Niño, the west coast of Mexico could see an unusually active season in the eastern Pacific basin.

It's important to be prepared for the hurricane season, with supplies such as non-perishable food, water, and medicine.

Stay aware of the weather conditions, and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Remember that tropical storms and hurricanes can form year-round, so it's important to be vigilant. Listen to weather reports and have a plan in place in case of an emergency.

Stay safe during hurricane season by securing your home and preparing an emergency kit. Keep important documents in a waterproof container and have a plan for evacuation if necessary.

Don't forget to take care of your pets during hurricane season. Have a pet emergency kit and make sure your furry friends have identification tags and microchips.

In case of a hurricane, stay away from floodwaters, downed power lines, and debris. If you need to evacuate, follow the instructions of local authorities and bring your emergency kit.

Be prepared for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season and stay safe during any tropical storms or hurricanes that may come your way.