Although the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season does not begin until June 1, 2020, Floridians are being sharply reminded that a possibly more active than usual storm season is headed our way, beginning with the tropical storm that is currently forming in the Atlantic.
Forecasts are calling for periods of heavy rainfall to parts of the Florida Keys and southeastern Florida throughout the weekend, more than two weeks ahead of the official hurricane season that will continue through Monday, November 30, 2020.
What Are the Current Tropical Storm and Hurricane Forecasts for Florida?
An average Atlantic tropical storm season has anywhere from 10-14 named storms.
Currently, most weather and oceanography experts are predicting more than 14, with some predicting as high as 25 named storms.
Almost all existing forecasts are listing hurricanes as above average, which means more than six.
Experts are agreeing with those forecasts and adding that this hurricane season may even be extremely active, which places the number of hurricanes at nine or more.
With nearly a dozen early forecasts published already, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will publish their official forecast on May 21, 2020, which may confirm the strong consensus that the Atlantic is in for an active tropical storm and hurricane season.
What Factors Contribute to an Above-Average Hurricane Season Forecast?
Multiple factors contribute to models generating a seasonal hurricane forecast.
One major factor that contributes to the growth of hurricanes is sea surface temperatures.
The warmer the ocean temperature, the more fuel available for the storms to build.
For the past several months, sea surface temperatures across much of the Atlantic have been well above normal, which is contributing to the number of above-average storm models.
What Does an Above-Average Hurricane Season Mean For Florida Residents?
This weekend’s upcoming storm may not bring the damaging effects of a hurricane, but it is a good reminder to all Floridians that hurricane season is quickly approaching and that the time to prepare is now.
Here are a few tips to get started:
- Take Your Home’s Inventory Before Hurricane Season
- Review Your Insurance Policies Before Hurricane Season Starts
- Create A Florida Hurricane Checklist for Emergencies
At the The Morgan Law Group, our Florida hurricane insurance claims attorneys will continue to provide up-to-date resources for our residents to prepare for a potentially busy storm season, so we can all work together to keep our homes, businesses, and families safe.
If you would like to discuss your existing insurance coverage or learn more about how we help our clients pursue the financial recovery they deserve from their insurance policies, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Our Florida Insurance Claims Attorneys are available to discuss your policy, damage, or recovery requirements remotely, so you do not have to leave your home to get the legal representation you deserve.