With November 30th, the end of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season, approaching soon, the statistical peak has already passed, but it is important to continue and stay vigilant of upcoming activities. In this first part, we will begin to give a summary of the 2023 season as well as discuss what upcoming events and storms look like as we prepare to close out this year’s hurricane season!
Broadly speaking, this season has surpassed analyst’s expectations in terms of activity. As of October, there have been 18 tropical storms, with six becoming hurricanes, and then three of which enhanced to a major hurricane. In fact, a recent report from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that the 2023 season has been 33% above average compared to the long term mean (1991-2020).
With that said, while 2023 has so far surpassed 2022 in terms of activity, it has not been as intensive as the 2020 and 2021 season, which had been record breaking. Though in 2023, the emerging El Nino weather pattern may mean the worst has come to pass. With reduced activity, we hopefully are looking at a calm end to the season.
We hope you found this first part on what has happened so far and what is coming up to be helpful in getting you prepared this hurricane season! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!