More Action Expected in the Tropics

By: Lindsey Day Email
By: Lindsey Day Email

We've seen above average activity from the tropics this summer, but it's not over yet!

Data collected from 1966-2009 shows how many storms we get on average in the Atlantic as we go through the hurricane season. The number of named storms and major hurricanes nearly doubles from now to the end of hurricane season in November!

Kelly Godsey from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee says, "We really have the bulk of hurricane season ahead of us. This is when the waters in the Atlantic really start to approach its warmest. We're seeing most of the waves make their way off Africa and have the potential to develop."

The official peak of hurricane season is September 10th. After that, development in the tropics typically starts to back down.

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