What you have to know about 2015 Hurricanes Season

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st and will finish on November 30th 2015. On the other hand, the Pacific hurricane season extends from May 1st to November e 30th. Even though the season began earlier this year’s with tropical storm Ana in South Carolina in early May, forecasts are quite positive.

The following graphic, issued by the National Hurricane Center, demonstrates the cumulative number of hurricanes and tropical storms (third category or over) that happen in average every year. Even though we cannot observe it on the graphic, the hurricane season peak normally happens between mid-august until the end of October.

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the number of hurricanes for 2015 will decrease of 20% in comparison with averages observed between 1954 and 2014. This significant decrease is caused by El Nino and the intensity of warm ocean current. In the past, i.e. between 1981 and 2010, we observed an average of 12 tropical storms per year, which the half of them reached the strength of a hurricane. This year, we can imagine that the number of tropical storm will decrease, but it doesn’t mean that damages will be less important.

To date, it’s the Florida State that has been the most touched by tropical storms. In January 2014, a total of 10 272 people have been killed by a hurricane, not counting the 115 billion dollars caused by hurricane damages.

The important consequences that are caused by those tropical storms well represent the significance of the word hurricane. Did you know that hurricane comes from the work hurricane which signifies evil spirit of the wind.

If you are curious to see the names choosen for the 2015 hurricane season, you can see it right here: http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2015/06/hurricane_outlook_june_1.html

Sources:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/

http://www.meteomedia.com/nouvelles/articles/ouragans-2015–vers-une-saison-historiquement-calme/51713/

http://www.noaa.gov/

http://flahurricanefund.org/

http://www.hurricane-facts.com/

http://www.basecampconnect.com