A huge part of being prepared for hurricane season is knowing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) predictions for the upcoming season. The NOAA is a great resource for all things hurricane. So, Southwest Florida, have you checked out the predictions? If not, no worries, I’ve got them all here for you so you can be the most prepared when the storm hits!

Let’s start by taking a look at what an average hurricane season looks like. In an average hurricane season (June 1st – November 30th) we can expect to see 12 named storms (winds of 39mph and up), 6 of which will become hurricanes (74mph and up), and 3 of which will become major hurricanes (winds of 111mph and up).

Now that we know what an average hurricane season looks like, let’s take a look at the predictions for the 2019 season. The NOAA predicts a near-normal season for the Atlantic. We can expect 9-15 named storms, 4-8 of which may become hurricanes, and 2-4 of which may become major hurricanes.

The NOAA states that they are 70% confident in their predictions and will update their predictions in August, prior to peak season. Now that you know what to expect – you can start to prepare. Start inspecting your home for any weak spots and get started on the process to repair and improve them! Check out NOAA.gov for more information about this hurricane season and as always check out Your Local Contractor Guide to find the best and most reliable contractors in Southwest Florida.

Until next time – this has been another installation of The Hurricane Chronicles.