It’s Still Hurricane Season, And We Are Climbing Toward The Statistical Peak

August 2, 2021

Now that we are in August, we’ve started the climb toward the statistical peak of hurricane season.

So far, 2021 is already on its way to being an active year. We’ve seen five named storms, including one hurricane (Elsa). Normally by August 1, we would have seen just two named storms with none of them becoming a hurricane.

As we get further along into August and September, storm tracks into the Gulf of Mexico become more climatologically favored.

The National Weather Service says don’t wait to prepare for the rest of hurricane season. Review your plans now, check your disaster supplies and know what you will do if a storm threatens our area.

Above: Typical August hurricane tracks.

Above: Typical September hurricane tracks.


3 Responses to “It’s Still Hurricane Season, And We Are Climbing Toward The Statistical Peak”

  1. Shirl on August 3rd, 2021 12:50 pm

    I agree with concerned, I grew up here. Don’t remember any devastating hurricanes when I was a child. I have a huge tree that needs to come down, had
    scheduled it to be cut down last week, but before that could be done, my heating and air had to be replaced, now just praying we don’t have a bad one and the tree comes falling down on my home. I hate hurricanes.

  2. concerned on August 2nd, 2021 9:25 pm

    what really concerns me is northwest Florida has had so many people moving here and for most being not from here has no clue what it’s like to go threw a hurricane . investing on the coastline is really not a wise thing to do. the major issue is when everyone is trying to get out of the path of a cat 5 hurricane the interstates and major roadways will become gridlocked no gas to be found for many miles everything will be shut down and boarded up. no safe place anywhere in the path of a cat 5 hurricane the tornados and flooding that follows been threw many it isn’t pretty. stay safe folks.

  3. john on August 2nd, 2021 1:02 pm

    Its interesting that the models show point of origin close to the Cape Verde Islands.

    I just checked the National Hurricane Center, and they are actually tracking a disturbance a few hundred miles south of the…..Cape Verde Islands!

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