Earth Networks to Release 2019 Hurricane Season Outlook

  • May 17, 2018

We’re almost ready to share the 2019 Hurricane Outlook. While the hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June, it’s good to know what to expect ahead of time so you can prepare.

Last year, Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael caused significant damage. Are we on the way towards another destructive year or should things calm down a bit?

Be the first to know by joining our free 2019 Hurricane Season Outlook on Thursday, May 16 at 11 am ET.

Register for the Webinar

More About the Webinar

This year our resident tropical storm expert, Anthony Sagliani, will present our Meteorological Operations Department‘s hurricane outlook. We’ve booked an hour for this interactive webinar and attendees will get answers to the following questions and more:

  • How many tropical storms can we expect this hurricane season?
  • What areas of the U.S. are most at risk for severe storms?
  • Which factors influence the formation of hurricanes?
  • Are we in an El Nino or La Nina? Do those impact hurricane season?


If you can’t make the session on Thursday, we recommend you still sign up. After the webinar wraps up, we’ll send a recording out to everyone that signed up. While you won’t be able to ask Anthony questions about your specific risk, you’ll still be able to watch the entire webinar on your own schedule.

Key Takeaways from the 2018 Hurricane Season

Last year, our team of expert meteorologists were right on the money with their hurricane season outlook. We predicted 10-15 named storms, 5-8 hurricanes, and 2-4 major hurricanes.

When November 30th hit and the season was officially over, the final count saw 12 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. This season wasn’t the quiet one that everyone hoped for after 2017 brought Maria, Irma, and Harvey to shore, but technically it was an average season. An average season sees about 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.

After you sign up for Thursday’s webinar, we recommend you do a little light reading into what last year’s season looked like. We have a great synopsis that goes through the number of storms, the timeline, and the two biggest to make landfall: Florence and Michael.

Hurricane Basics

Satellite image of a hurricane approaching Cuba and Florida of Sferic Maps

The Atlantic Hurricane Basin includes the following areas:

  • Caribbean Sea
  • The Gulf of Mexico
  •  Florida Strait
  • Tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean north of the Equator from the African coast to North and Central America


According to the United States government’s Hurricane Research Division, during the 47-year period from 1968 to 2015, the Atlantic Hurricane Basin produced an average of 11.8 named storms, 6.2 hurricanes, and 2.4 major hurricanes per year.

Hurricane Safety

The best way to increase hurricane safety is preparedness. There are plenty of safety tips to follow to prepare for hurricane season. Some include taking photos of your property in case there is damage. You should also stock up on the right foods in the case of power outages.

It’s also important to think about your workplace too. Hurricanes can do serious physical damage to businesses. Conditions that accompany hurricanes can also do a lot of operational and financial damage as well. Make sure your workplace is hurricane prepared this season so you can mitigate hurricane risks.

Hurricane Questions & Housekeeping

What are your most pressing questions about this year’s hurricane season or hurricanes in general? Let us know in the comments below and we will address them during our webinar.

If you don’t already, make sure you follow us on Facebook for any necessary live hurricane updates this season. We try to provide accurate information and forecasts to help keep people throughout the Atlantic Hurricane Basin safe when tropical storms form.

Don’t forget – The MetOps Team supports tons of businesses with personalized, real-time forecasts and continuity advice. You can learn more about this critical service on our Meteorological Services page.