The 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season has Begun
09:45 AM EDT - 01 June 2001
The 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts today, with nothing of note going on. The most active times for hurricanes is between August 15 and October 15th. Early June storms are relatively rare, and I don't expect to see any named systems this month. July is another issue, but the number of storms isn't. For example, Hurricane Andrew in 1992 didn't form until late August. It only takes one to cause problems, and the lack of storms now has absolutely nothing to do with what may happen in the later season.
The last day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is on November 30th.
As Hurricane Season starts, a recent Red Cross poll conducted on coastal residents in hurricane prone areas finds that only 58% of us are concerned about the systems, and about half actually have a plan for evacuation. Of those with plans, 80% of them have taken into account their kids and 64% have for their pets.
The numbers will mean roughly half of the folks in storm prone areas may be blind-sided if a major hurricane does make landfall on them.
Here is the first Tropical Outlook for the 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 000 ABNT20 KNHC 010906 TWOAT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL 530 AM EDT FRI JUNE 01 2001 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... TODAY MARKS THE FIRST DAY OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON...WHICH WILL RUN UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH. LONG-TERM AVERAGES FOR THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS AND HURRICANES ARE 10 AND 6...RESPECTIVELY. THE LIST OF NAMES FOR 2001 IS AS FOLLOWS... NAME PRONUNCIATION NAME PRONUNCIATION ------------------------------------------------------------ ALLISON LORENZO BARRY MICHELLE CHANTAL SHAN-TAL NOEL DEAN OLGA ERIN AIR-IN PABLO PA-BLOW FELIX FEEL-IX REBEKAH GABRIELLE GAH- BREE-EL SEBASTIEN SAY-BAS-TYAN HUMBERTO OOM-BAIR-TOE TANYA TAHN-YA IRIS EYE-RIS VAN JERRY WENDY KAREN THIS PRODUCT...THE TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK...IS ISSUED FOUR TIMES A DAY...AT 530 AM...1130 AM...530 PM...AND 1030 PM EASTERN TIME. IT BRIEFLY DESCRIBES SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF DISTURBED WEATHER AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL STORM DEVELOPMENT. A SEPARATE PRODUCT...THE SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT ...MAY BE ISSUED AT ANY TIME TO DESCRIBE STRONG...FORMATIVE WEATHER SYSTEMS THAT HAVE NOT YET REACHED TROPICAL DEPRESSION STATUS. THE SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT IS ISSUED UNDER THE WMO HEADER WONT41 KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIADSAAT A STANDARD PACKAGE OF PRODUCTS...CONSISTING OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY...THE FORECAST/ADVISORY...THE CYCLONE DISCUSSION... AND THE STRIKE PROBABILITIES...IS ISSUED EVERY SIX HOURS FOR ALL ONGOING TROPICAL CYCLONES. IN ADDITION...A SPECIAL ADVISORY PACKAGE MAY BE ISSUED AT ANY TIME TO ADVISE OF SIGNIFICANT UNEXPECTED CHANGES OR TO MODIFY WATCHES OR WARNINGS. ONE ADDITIONAL PRODUCT...OF WHICH USERS MAY BE LESS FAMILIAR...IS THE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE. THE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE IS A BRIEF STATEMENT TO INFORM OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN A TROPICAL CYCLONE OR TO POST OR CANCEL WATCHES OR WARNINGS. IT IS USED IN LIEU OF OR TO PRECEDE THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL ADVISORY PACKAGE. TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES...WHICH CAN BE ISSUED AT ANY TIME...CAN BE FOUND UNDER WMO HEADER WTNT61 KNHC...AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCUAT. THIS MORNING...THERE ARE NO AREAS OF DISTURBED WEATHER THAT POSE A THREAT OF TROPICAL STORM FORMATION THROUGH SATURDAY. FORECASTER FRANKLIN/PASCH/AVILA
We'll be watching this season! We're having a chat tonight on our chat page at 7:30PM, which will run as long as we see fit. Jim Williams over at Hurricane City will be doing the audio show at 8PM.