Will the Early Season be Active?
11:44 AM EDT - 03 May 1999
I've heard the predictions of some, which suggest that the early season could be more active than usual. Would that suggest something like a storm or depression in late May? Unlikely. June, somewhat more likely, and July almost definate.
My predictions for this year is slightly less than what Dr. Gray predicts at 13 Named Storms, 9 Hurricanes, and 3 intense hurricanes. I also believe we will see the first storm in June. However if an early storm forms before then all bets are off.
With less than a month to go before the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season, it's time to get ready. (East Pacific starts May 15th). Most predictions have this year as being active, so not being prepared (especially if you read this site) is very unwise.
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