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The hurricane season 2018

 

Update 5 September 2018: Up till now all has been extremely quiet for the Grenadines weather wise. But as usual this time of year it is time to look East. At the moment 2 potential storms are coming off the coast of Africa, most probably soon to be named Helene and Isaac.

Klotzbach and team of Colorado State University have issued their annual April forecast for the hurricane season:

For 2018 they predict a slightly above average season due to a weakening to neutral La Nina/el Nino state.
They estimate 14 named  tropical storms, (12 is normal), 7 of which will become hurricanes (6.5 is normal) and  they predict 3 of these will become major hurricanes (of category 3 to 5 severity). (2 is normal).

Lets hope we don’t get a season like last year, here is a picture which does’n even include retired Maria:

Katia, Irma and Jose churning in the Atlantic 2017

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