Monday, October 26, 2009

Hurricane Season

According to NOAA and

Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season is from 1 June to 30 November, but as the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) notes:

"There is nothing magical in these dates, and hurricanes have occurred outside of these six months, but these dates were selected to encompass over 97% of tropical activity."

When Is the Hurricane Season Most Active?

Again according to the AOML, there's a "very peaked season from August to October", with:

78% of the tropical storm days
87% of the "minor" hurricane days
96% of the "major" hurricane days

And within this peak hurricane season, early to mid-September is the pinnacle.
So according to this information, we are just about out of the peak hurricane season, whew.

1 comment:

Rick Garvin said...

When's Hurrican Deb coming to STJ?

Cheers, RickG