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NOAA says they are thinking about moving hurricane season

Last Updated 2 months ago by Devontae Jackson.

Image courtesy of NOAA.

The National Hurricane Center, along with the National Weather Service main HQ, NWS HQ’s of the Eastern and Southern division, and the World Meteorological Organization says they will review quantitative thresholds. In order to determine whether hurricane season should be moved from June 1st up to May 15th.

Over the past few years, tropical storms have formed before the start of hurricane season. This is why the question of moving hurricane season was posed during a meeting in December of 2020. Now, most of the storms that form before hurricane season are said to be subtropical. In addition, last year the NHC issued 36 tropical weather outlooks before June 1, says Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen, spokesperson for the NHC.

Starting this year the NHC will begin issuing tropical weather outlooks on May 15th, for the Atlantic Basin which is the start of hurricane season over in the Pacific. Now, not to be confused with the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic. The official start of hurricane season is still June 1st for the Atlantic as of now but could change to May 15th if it is determined necessary to do so.

Here is a look at the 2021 names for hurricane season.

  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Elsa
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Julian
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor
  • Wanda

It is also important to remind people that now is the time to begin making hurricane plans/evacuation plans and getting supplies for the hurricane season.


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