El Nino's Absence May Fuel a Stormy Hurricane Season

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Tropical Storm Franklin, which formed over the Northwestern Caribbean late Sunday night, poses no threat to the region. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Models are trending toward more activity than what was previously projected by the May outlook.

As we enter the peak months of the Atlantic hurricane season, federal forecasters say we could be on track for an "extremely active" season, according to a mid-season forecast released Wednesday. The agency is now expecting more named storms, and stronger storms than they predicted earlier this summer.

2016 also saw an above-average Atlantic activity with 15 named storms and seven hurricanes, four of which were major ones.

The app also includes hurricane evacuation routes, how to plan and prepare before the storm and what to do after the storm.

Today, NOAA updated its hurricane season outlook for this year and are predicting 14 - 19 named storms. The storm could make landfall near Veracruz, Mexico, which has a population of almost 600,000.

The reason for this is to adapt to changes in weather patterns. Warmer oceans mean more fuel for storms to work with. Bell said that these storms are a reminder to be ready for the season. It held together when it crossed over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The US National Hurricane Center forecasts that Franklin will make its second landfall in Mexico late Wednesday or early Thursday, as a hurricane.

Roberto Ramirez, told a press conference Wednesday that Franklin was heading for the coast of the eastern state of Veracruz, with gusts of wind up to 140km/h and causing waves of 4-6 meters in height.

The National Hurricane Center even said that its circulation had "tightened up" after landfall in their 5 am advisory.

For the record, in 2016, Alex became our first hurricane on January 10th. Among those, two to five could reach the category three or more on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale -which is 5- with winds of at least 178 km/h.