Join the 2018 Hurricane Mid-Season Update (Webinar)
We’re smack dab in the middle of Hurricane Season, so it’s time for our 2018 Hurricane Mid-Season Update! As we near the mid-point of the 2018 season, our Meteorology Team takes another look at the activity so far and explains what to expect in the latter half of the season.
Join Senior Meteorologist, James Aman, as he present Earth Networks Meteorology Team’s Mid-Season Update during a free, 1-hour webinar. The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2 PM ET. You can sign up by clicking the link below.
- Is the relatively quiet early season an indicator that the latter half of the season will also be mild?
- What is the Cape Verde Hurricane Season and why should you care about it?
- Has our forecast changed from our initial May outlook webinar?
Quick Recap of Last Year
Last year’s hurricane season still looms heavily on most people’s minds. In 2017, we saw one of the worst seasons on record with 17 named storms and six out of 10 hurricanes classified as major. Major Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, defined the season as they caused billions of dollars of damage to Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean.
Many areas are still feeling last season’s impacts. Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria hit, many areas in Puerto Rico are still struggling to return to normal. Not to mention, officials just confirmed the adjusted death toll from the storm from 64 to 1,427.
This Year’s Forecast From May
This past May, our Meteorology Team released their 2018 hurricane season outlook. We predicted 10 to 15 named storms to form. Out of these storms, we expected five to eight to develop into hurricanes. Out of those hurricanes, we predicted two to four to become major hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
This is close to the long-term Atlantic season average. To prepare for this week’s webinar, you can watch the original outlook video by clicking the link below.
2018 Hurricane Mid-Season Update Info:
We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, August 16 at 2 PM ET for this exciting Mid-Season Update! In the meantime, be sure to share this blog on social media.