2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season expected to be most active since 2012

MIAMI, May 06 2016 – The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012, according to a forecast released Friday by The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

A total of 14 named storms, eight hurricanes, and three major hurricanes are forecast during the coming season.

This is greater than the 30-year historical average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes for the Atlantic basin. A major hurricane is one that is Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The Weather Company’s forecast also calls for a slightly higher number of named storms and hurricanes than an outlook issued earlier in April by Colorado State University (CSU) that is headed by Dr. Phil Klotzbach. That forecast said the Atlantic was expected to see 13 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

An important note about both outlooks is that the seasonal forecast numbers do include Hurricane Alex, a rare January hurricane that struck the Azores a few months back. Though the official hurricane season spans the months from June through November, occasionally we can see storms form outside those months.

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8 Comments

  1. Miracle
    May 9, 2016

    This Hurricane season our rivers and roads are obviously not ready for any kind of tropical downpour, neither trough nor hurricane. Only God\’s mercy can save us from floods, landslides, falling rocks, road slippages, etc.

    Whenever a warning is announced, people in vulnerable areas will have to act early and not wait until the last minute to get to safe zones.

  2. Leah Remy
    May 8, 2016

    Oh Lord souvay us…. 8-O

  3. Concern citizen
    May 8, 2016

    Dominicans loves D/ca in that miserable condition in which it is, no drain unblocked, a lot of pot holes, land slides unclared , over hanging trees, Public works PWD all fired go home and rest, then Dominicans laughing I love my PM sa escamotee la

  4. concerned
    May 7, 2016

    our people and those in authority need to pay attention to our drainage around Dominica. While still in the dry season the drainage must be maintained. So that when the rain begins there can be easy flow of water. Hence, damage of roads and infrastructure can be minimized.

  5. May 7, 2016

    God is good all the time. Take heed do not ignore warnings, its God people warning us. Always be the best prepared we can be. We go see, Pray, Pray, he`s always merciful.

  6. Floridian Diaspora
    May 6, 2016

    And the damage from last year’s Erika remains ignored and unfixed. What’s gonna happen if more storms come around and pile up on the damage we already have? Brace yourselves Dominicans.

    • mi
      May 6, 2016

      :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: CHUPESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

      • Just Me
        May 8, 2016

        maybe you live in an area where nothing happened. not all of us have that luxury. even if i wanted to forget what erika did, i am reminded every day.

        the bottom line is that there some realities that we have to face. and this is one of them

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