Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane season begins Saturday

What is expected to be a busy hurricane season begins Saturday, and some of the computer models indicate we won't have to wait long for a system to develop.

The official season for the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is from June 1 through Nov. 30, although most of the activity usually is sandwiched between Aug. 15 and Oct. 15.

However, if you believe some runs of the Global and European models, tropical weather is possible next week already.

The models hint at development of a tropical system in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Such a system would drift northward, according to the models.

Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist at Accu-Weather, says the period around June 7 and 8 could be most likely for a system to develop. Either way, there will be disturbed weather in the southern Gulf of Mexico next week, and that will bear watching.


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