NOAA is now asking people to prepare for the season ahead. Another above-normal hurricane season is officially in the books, after another busy period of tropical activity during the peak of the season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued the final tropical weather summary on Monday at the tail end of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Forecasters said this season produced 18 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three became "major" hurricanes of Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook had called for 10 to 17 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and between two and four major hurricanes.
Fox News meteorologists Adam Klotz has the latest. An area of disturbed weather over the North Atlantic Ocean strengthened into the latest tropical storm on Sunday night and made its way into the record books. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said a tropical depression near Bermuda strengthened Sunday night into Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm is moving quickly northeastward at 36 mph with maximum sustained gusts of 40 mph. It is located about 530 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland.
Fox News meteorologists Adam Klotz has the latest. The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, but statistically, September is the month that produces the most tropical storms and hurricanes. The date of Sept. 10 is a significant one because it's the climatological peak, the day you are most likely to have a tropical storm in the Atlantic basin. HOW STRONG CAN HURRICANES GET? HERE'S A BREAKDOWN OF CATEGORIES AND THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON WIND SCALE According to Colorado State University hurricane research scientist Phil Klotzbach, about 75% of Atlantic seasons in the satellite era since 1966 have had at least one named storm on Sept. 10. This date happens to also be nearly midway in the season.
In early spring several forecast groups or organizations issue forecasts about activity in forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season. This year many of them hinted at a "slightly above" to "above" average season. June 1st is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season though Subtropical storm Alberto gave us a May preview. Some of the early season forecasters have adjusted their forecasts to expectations for a "normal" season. What is the science behind why the experts changed their minds about the 2018 season?
Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean has your FoxCast. The entire island of Bermuda was directly in the eye of Hurricane Paulette on Monday morning as the storm threatens to bring another round of damaging winds and torrential rains as it begins to move away. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said as of 6 a.m. EDT, that Paulette is located right over Bermuda, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and moving north-northwest at 13 mph. "The eye of Paulette will move north-northwestward to northward this morning, bringing the southern portion of the eyewall with hurricane-force winds and torrential across the entire island of Bermuda very soon," the NHC said. According to the NHC, the eye of Paulette will continue to pass over Bermuda during the next couple of hours.