Fewer Storms Now Predicted for 2018 According to Experts
Although Hurricane season is far from over, there is good news. Experts are now predicting fewer storms this year than anticipated. Activity for the remainder of 2018 is expected to be “below average.”
Researchers from Colorado State University presume that we will see 9 named storms after August 1st, with 3 being hurricanes, and one reaching major hurricane strength by November 30th.
We have had 4 named storms so far this year: Subtropical Storm “Alberto,” formed on May 21st in the Caribbean Sea, Hurricane “Beryl,” which formed in the Atlantic on July 5th but never made landfall. Hurricane “Chris” which started as a tropical storm in the Atlantic and developed into hurricane strength on July 10th. Luckily, Chris veered back towards the ocean before it could hit the East Coast. And lastly, Tropical Storm Debby, which started developing on August 4th, and has since been down-graded to a Post-Tropical Cyclone.
Colder water temperatures in the Atlantic are creating higher pressure and drier air, which all contribute to the projected drop in storms this season. Drier air helps suppress the formation of thunderstorms, in turn preventing hurricanes from forming.
Experts advise that we continue to stay vigilant and alert this hurricane season, as it only takes one hurricane to create major devastation. Here at SERVPRO of Portsmouth, we are always prepared to assist you in your time of need and make storm damage “Like it never even happened.”
Call SERVPRO of Portsmouth today at 757-397-3770.