NOAA predicts above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA predicts above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

La Nina and warmer-than-average ocean temperatures are major drivers of tropical activity

NOAA National Weather Service forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center predict above-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, predicts an 85% chance of an above-normal season, a 10% chance of a near-normal season and a 5% chance of a below-normal season.

NOAA is forecasting:

  • a range of 17 to 25 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher).
  • Of those, 8 to 13 are forecast to become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher),
  • including 4 to 7 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).
  • Forecasters have a 70% confidence in these ranges.

The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have above-normal activity due to a confluence of factors, including near-record warm ocean temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, development of La Nina conditions in the Pacific, reduced Atlantic trade winds and less wind shear, all of which tend to favor tropical storm formation.

To read more about NOAA National Weather Service Forecast:

Forecasters predicting ‘very active’ 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season
By NBC6 • Published April 4, 2024

Forecasters are predicting a “very active” 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, with 23 named storms and 11 hurricanes expected.
The hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30.

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Dangerous heat waves

Dangerous heat waves will hit the Southwest and Florida over the next week
A long and intense heat wave is about to bake parts of Arizona, New Mexico and interior California. Meanwhile, a separate broiling front is causing life-threatening temperatures in South Florida.
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Tropical Storm Arlene forms off the coast of Florida

Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, formed Friday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.

Forecasts from the hurricane center said the storm is expected to remain offshore and have only minimal impact in Florida or any land area as it meanders south in the Gulf.

Hurricane Preparation Info

Hurricane Information & Suggested Supplies:

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. It is best to prepare for the event of a hurricane and be as self sufficient as you are able. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you’ve gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

To Prepare Your Kit

You may need your supplies if your family is confined at home. Place the supplies you’d most likely need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. There are six basics you should stock for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container. Possible containers include:
  • a large, covered trash container
  • Camping backpack
  • Duffle bag
  • Plastic 40 gallon containers from Target or Walmart


Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two – four quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need more. Store one gallon of water per person. Keep at least a three-day supply of per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts of water for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation.)

First-Aid Kit

Assemble a first-aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first-aid kit should include:
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Latex gloves (2 pair)
  • Sunscreen
  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • Triangular bandages (3)
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (2)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

Tools and Supplies

  • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Battery operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Non-electric can opener, utility knife
  • Fire extinguisher: small canister A-B-C type
  • One basic set of tools
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Compass
  • (4) – 4×8 3/4″ – Sheets of Plywood
  • (4) – 10’×20′ Tarps
  • (200) 10# & Roofing Nails
  • (4) Work Gloves
  • Roll of Visqueen – Plastic roll
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Needles, thread
  • Medicine dropper
  • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
  • Whistle
  • Map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • Brooms and Mops
  • Caulk and Caulk gun
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectant
  • Chain saw with fuel, Hand saw, shears
  • Plastic trash bags
  • 100ft of Rope
  • Pails and buckets


  • Toilet paper, towelettes
  • Soap, liquid detergent
  • Feminine supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach

Clothing and Bedding

  • At least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
  • Sturdy shoes or work boots
  • Rain gear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Bath towels
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses

Special Disaster Readiness Items

Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
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  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications
  • Heart and high blood pressure medication
  • Insulin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Denture needs
  • Contact lenses and supplies
  • Extra eye glasses
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Playing Cards
  • Puzzles
  • Crosswords Puzzles
  • Audio Books
Important Family Documents Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:
  1. Wills
  2. insurance policies
  3. Contracts
  4. Deeds
  5. Stocks and bonds
  6. Bank account numbers
  7. Credit card account numbers and companies
  8. Passports
  9. Social security cards
  10. Immunization records
  11. Inventory of valuable household goods
  12. Important telephone numbers
  13. Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
  14. Copies of Utility Bills – Electric, Water, Cable, Phone and Cellphone

Storing Your Disaster Kit

Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of your car. Keep items in air tight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc. Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.

Other thoughts:

  • Keep Cash or traveler’s checks, change
  • Gather supplies early
  • Store loose outdoor items
  • Anchor small sheds
  • Trim dead branches from trees and shrubs
  • Put chorine in pool; protect filter & motor
  • Shutter or board up windows
  • Fill gas tank of cars
  • Fill Gas Containers for Generators – add fuel extenders
  • Park cars in safe place
  • Remove valuables (furniture and rugs) from floor of house
  • Move furniture away from window; cover with plastic
  • Keep tuned to radio or television for the latest information
  • Design your plan to keep your family self-sufficient for four days until relief operations are effective.
  • Mark each item with date of purchase.
  • Buy new food each year one month before hurricane season starts (June 1st) and use it after Hurricane Season ends (November 1st) for regular meals.

Sample Emergency list:


Store at least a four-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your Disaster Supplies Kit: Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables. Adjust the amount for the number of family members – I am assuming a family of 4.
1 box – Saltine Crackers 5 lb bag – Rice 1 box – Granola Bars 1 box – Potato Sticks 1 box – Instant Oatmeal 2 jars – Peanut Butter 1 bag – M&M’s 1 bag – Almonds 2 bags – Pre-sweetened Kool-aid 2 boxes – Macaroni & Cheese 2 boxes – Cup-a-soup 1 box – Raisins 2 boxes – Jello 1 jar – Instant Coffee 1 box – Tea 1 box – Sugar 1 jar – Creamer4 cans – Pork & Beans or Vegetarian beans 4 cans – White potatoes 4 cans – Corn 4 cans – Green beans 4 cans – Soup – Chicken Noodle 4 cans – Spaghetti & meatballs 4 cans – Ravioli 4 cans – Spam 8 cans – Tuna fish 2 cans – Chili 2 cans – Beef Stew 4 can – Pears 4 can – Fruit cocktail 1 can – Pineapple 1 can – Peaches 1 6 pack -Applesauce
WATER – Key – 1 gallon per person per day (4) gallons per day 28 gallons per week per person or 112 quarts per week per week
1 – Battery Alarm clock 1 – Can opener 50 each – Paper Plates 50 each – Hot Cups 50 each – Plastic spoons & forks 1 box – Aluminum Foil 2 bars – Soap 1 – tube of tooth paste 4 – tooth brushes 1 bottle – Shampoo 4 rolls – Toilet paper 4 rolls – Paper towels 1 roll – Masking tape 1 roll -Duct tape 6 Boxes -Matches or (2-3) butane lighters 16 – D Batteries 16 – C Batteries 32 – AA Batteries 2 – Flashlights 1 – Portable Radio 1 – bottle Clorox Bleach 1 – Medicine Dropper 1 – First Aid Kit 1 – Box Sanitary Napkins 1 – Envelope with $200.00 in $10, $1 & $5’s 1 – container Pet food – if you have a pet4 – Sleeping Bags 4 – Blankets, Pillows 4 – Camping mattress 1 – Mosquito Repellent 1 – Bottle os SPF 50 Sunscreen 1 – Mosquito Netting 1 – Lantern – for Outdoor Use 1 – gallon Lantern Fuel- for Outdoor Use 1 – Camp Stove (If you don’t have one, get a small Sterno stove) or gas BBQ 2 – filled propane gas tanks for BBQ 1 – set of cooking utensils for BBQ 1 – Cooking Kit – pots, pans, kettle, large spoon ———————————————– CLOTHING (4) sets – 2 changes of Clothing per day (4) Hats – for sun protections (4) Toilet Kits (4) Towels (4) Sturdy Footwear

Above-Average 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Colorado State Researchers Predict Above-Average 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Atlantic seasonal #hurricane forecast from @ColoradoStateU calls for above-average season: 19 named storms, 9 hurricanes & 4 major hurricanes. Reasons for above-average forecast include predicted lack of #ElNino and warmer than normal subtropical Atlantic

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2022 Hurricane Names

2022 Hurricane Names

Miami – South Florida Weather Forecast

Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall Across the Central U.S. Today

A slow moving frontal boundary will produce severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a few tornadoes from the Central Plains to Lower Great Lakes today. Heavy rainfall from these thunderstorms will also produce flash flooding in some areas. Meanwhile, a subtropical depression or storm may form near or north of the Bahamas this weekend.

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Atlantic Hurricane Forecast for 2019

2019 Atlantic hurricane forecast – season with 13 named storms
Published 11:26 a.m. ET April 4, 2019 | Updated 9:02 a.m. ET April 5, 2019

The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, is forecast to have five storms reach hurricane status, according to a team of researchers at Colorado State University. Two of the hurricanes are forecast to reach “major hurricane strength” of Category 3 to 5, or winds of 111 mph or greater.

  • 13 tropical storms are forecast to form, of which 5 will be hurricanes.
  • A weak El Nino and cool Atlantic waters are 2 limiting factors this year.
  • Insurance companies, emergency managers and the media use the forecasts.

2019 Hurricane Names

National Hurricane Center

What to Do Before the Tropical Storm or Hurricane

Hurricane Michael Is Close to Catastrophic

Hurricane Michael is close to a catastrophic, unprecedented Category 4 strike on the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend with a life-threatening storm surge and over 100 mph winds possible not just near the coast, but also inland that could leave some areas without power for over a week.

Photo by: The NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

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Five Day Graphical Weather Outlook – Please Not Again!

From the National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Fri Sep 15 2017

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Jose, located over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, and on
Tropical Depression Fourteen, located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

1. A tropical wave located about 1200 miles east of the Windward Islands is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is expected to form in 2 or 3 days. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should closely monitor the progress of this system while it moves westward to west-northwestward at about 15 mph.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.

Public Advisories on Tropical Depression Fourteen are issued under WMO header WTNT34 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPAT4. Forecast/Advisories on Tropical Depression Fourteen are issued under WMO header WTNT24 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMAT4.

Forecaster Blake

NOAA predicts active Atlantic hurricane season with 5 to 9 hurricanes

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The federal government predicts an unusually active 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with five to nine hurricanes expected to form.

Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts 11 to 17 named tropical storms will develop in the region, which includes the Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, the agency announced Thursday. The season officially begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30

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