Hurricane Season begins today (June 1st)

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season (and East Pacific) begins today, June 1st 2012. Interestingly we have already seen two named systems, and one landfall in the Atlantic basin prior to this official beginning. It will be interesting to see what lies ahead.

Dr. Gray, famous for seasonal hurricane prediction, expects 13 total named storms, 5 hurricanes, 2 being major storms. This is only a slight tick above a normal year. This forecast, however, does not indicate how many will make landfall. With that said odds o a major storm impacting land are pegged at 28% for the Gulf and East Coasts and 39% in the Caribbean.

Remember it only takes 1 storm to have a significant impact. If you live in a hurricane prone area it is a good time to take a look at your preparedness plan. Check with local authorities for hazards specific to your location. Stay safe and enjoy the summer!

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