The first step in preparing for a hurricane is to know when one is likely to hit. June 1 marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season for 2013, and it will last until November 30. The peak storm activity for the Northern Atlantic basin runs from late August through September.
On average, there are 10.1 tropical storms during a season that are intense enough to be named. Of these, an average of 5.9 will become hurricanes with 2.5 attaining major hurricane status, rated as Category 3 or greater. For 2013, the Weather Services International’s April Continue Reading »