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Florida Hurricane Season – 2010

Posted on | May 31, 2010 | No Comments

The Florida Hurricane Season of 2010 officially starts Tuesday – June 1st. The 2010 US government forecast is based on the weakening of El Nino but reported expectations are stating the the Florida Hurricane Season may spawn as many as 23 named tropical storms and up to seven major hurricanes. Tropical storms are named when their sustained winds reach 39 miles per hour. The first named storm of the 2010 season will be Alex. Eight to 14 of the storms will likely strengthen into hurricanes with top winds of 74 miles per hour or higher. Three to seven of those storms could become major storms that reach a Category 3 or higher which means sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. NOAA does not issue an official seasonal hurricane landfall outlook because predicting the timing and the location of hurricane strikes is dependent on daily weather patterns, which are not predictable weeks or months in advance. Given the expected weather conditions, however, comparable historical data would call for multiple hurricane strikes in the U.S. and in the Caribbean.

Florida’s governor Charlie Crist urged coastal residents to remember the destruction left in the wake of hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 by saying, “Don’t take anything for granted”. He spoke at the annual Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale. “We don’t need to suffer from hurricane amnesia.”

The Florida Hurricane Season begins Tuesday June 1st and runs through November 30th. These Atlantic hurricanes affect the eastern and Gulf coasts of the U.S. and the Caribbean nations. As reported, the experts are predicting a busier-than-usual Florida hurricane season. Colorado State University’s forecasters, Gray and Klotzbach have reported that eight hurricanes are expected for the 2010 Florida Hurricane Season. They go to say that four of the season’s hurricanes are expected to strengthen and become major hurricanes. Storm categories are defined by the Saffir-Simpson scale. The Saffir-Simpson scale indicates that a storm must have winds of at least 111 miles per hour to be classified as a Category Three.


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