Hurricane Irma and Harvey’s wrath is hardly in the rearview mirror for Florida homeowners and the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is promising to be just a brutal, according to meteorologists and hurricane experts from Colorado State University.
So, how many storms will Florida homeowners need to weather this upcoming hurricane season? Top forecasters are predicting 14 named tropical storms and 7 hurricanes with 3 of those expected to become major category hurricanes and an increased chance of making landfall.
It doesn’t take much for a tropical storm to pack a wallop and serious damage and only needs to hit 74 mph to become or considered a hurricane.
Hurricane season predictions rely on many factors and data but most importantly climate patterns related to La Niña which brings in cooler waters leading to a spike in hurricanes.
NOAA or The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its predictions in May.
The Atlantic hurricanes season runs from June 1 to November 30.