05 Jun Hurricane Season Predictions 2018
Hurricane Season Predictions – 2018
June 5, 2018
Last year Power Line Services restored power for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims. The 2018 Hurricane Season will span from June 1st through November 30th, and if you haven’t already taken steps to prepare, we suggest doing so now. Last year was considered a normal hurricane season, and 2018 has been forecasted to be worse than 2017.
In average hurricane seasons, the US typically sees about 12 named storms, and of which 6 of them typically become hurricanes and 3 become major hurricanes. As of May 2018, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that the 2018 Hurricane Season will be an above-normal season. Meaning = More Storms than 2017.
In the 2018 season, we should expect to see up to 16 named storms (winds 39mph+). Up to 9 of those storms will turn into hurricanes (winds 74mph+) and up to 4 will become major hurricanes (111mph+). High Wind Warnings are considered those at or above 40mph, winds exceeding 50mph are defined as Damaging Winds, and trees and some wooden distribution poles (power line poles) will break when winds reach 94mph. It only takes one of these storms to devastate a community, so right now is the time to prepare.
To learn about how you can prepare, please visit ready.gov/hurricanes for more information.