Well, the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season is now just around the corner. It starts on June 1st, and goes all the way through the end of November. In 2012 we recorded 19 named storms, placing that year in third place on the all-time list. Most forecasters are expecting another active season this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued their latest 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook a few days ago. The forecast calls for 13-20 named storms, 7-11 of which are expected to become hurricanes, including 3-6 major hurricanes. In addition, many experts believe we are going into an “active period” for the East Coast in general. So, after Sandy and Irene over the last few years, it’s certainly possible that there could be another landfall this year in the Mid Atlantic or Southeast.
May 26, 2013