Have you begun preparing for storm season?

The season officially begins in June and ends in November. The early outlook for the 2023 hurricane season has been recently released by Colorado State University on April 13th. The NOAA projections are expected to be released in mid-May. According to CSU, “This year, the forecast calls for 13 named storms (the average is 14), six hurricanes (the average is seven), and two major hurricanes defined as Category 3 or higher (the average is three).” CSU meteorologist, Dr. Philip Klotzbach says that this shows the 2023 season as being right around average or even slightly lower.

As a recap, last year’s Atlantic hurricane season had 14 named storms develop – eight of which were hurricanes, and two (Ian and Nicole) major, Category 4 hurricanes that occurred in Florida. Ian is now considered Florida’s deadliest hurricane since 1935. Overall, these numbers hit relatively close to the seasonal average for over the past 30 years. In 2020 and 2021 however, storms were the most active back-to-back seasons on record for the Atlantic Ocean, with 52 named storms, 19 of which made landfall in the United States.

While the 2023 season is projected to be lower than average right now, those well-immersed in the industry know how things can change with very little notice. Preparation is everything. Contact your Gresco sales representative today for your storm season needs.