FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2018

FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND
LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2018

And article published from Colorado State University on Aug 2nd written by Philip J. Klotzbach and Michael M. Bell  continues to forecast a below-average Atlantic hurricane season. Their article states, “The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal, and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El Niño develops in the next several months. The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean is below normal due to the forecast for a below-average season. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an
active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.”

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2018

Forecast Parameter                          Total Seasonal Forecast

Named Storms                                          12
Named Storm Days                                   53
Hurricanes                                                  5
Hurricane Days                                         15
Major Hurricanes                                       1
Major Hurricane Days                                2
Accumulated Cyclone Energy                  64
Net Tropical Cyclone Activity                    78

To read more about this article visit the link below:

https://tropical.colostate.edu/media/sites/111/2018/08/2018-08.pdf