Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tropical Weather: Hurricane Season Starts Today

The official start of the 2006 Hurricane Season is today.

Dr. Gray is forecasting 17 Tropical Storms, 9 Hurricanes, and 5 Major Hurricanes for the Atlantic Basin in 2006. Here are the odds for landfall based on strength and location:

31 MAY
Named: 17
Hurricanes: 9
Cat 3+: 5

Cat 1+ Landfall
All USA: 95%
Gulf Coast: 62%
E Coast + FL: 87%

Cat 3+ Landfall
All USA: 82%
Gulf Coast: 38%
E Coast + FL: 69%

04 APR
Named: 17
Hurricanes: 9
Cat 3+: 5

Cat 1+ Landfall
All USA: 98%
Gulf Coast: 79%
E Coast + FL: 89%

Cat 3+ Landfall
All USA: 81%
Gulf Coast: 47%
E Coast + FL: 64%

The BBC reports on how New Orleans is bracing for the 2006 Hurricane Season.

Reuters article on the Hurricane Season kick off.

The New York Times tries to assert that states are scaring us into being prepared.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management provides a list of tips for hurricane preparedness.