DISCUSSION: As we get into the heart of Spring-time months across North America, this also is the time that many people living along or in close proximity to coastal regions along the Gulf Coast and East Coast of the United States start making seasonal preparations for the upcoming hurricane season. As part of the National Weather Service's collective educational initiatives, the NOAA National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Hunter Reconnaissance Aircraft recently started a national educational tour pertaining to the 2018 Tropical Atlantic and Tropical East Pacific Hurricane Season. This has been a very important trend set by various staff from the National Hurricane Center and the U.S. Air Force since this national educational initiative helps to spread the word about the natural dangers tied to hurricane seasons both across the Tropical Atlantic, Tropical Eastern Pacific, and other basins located around the world.
It is worth noting that this particular stop (captured in the Tweet attached above) is especially meaningful in the wake of the results of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Therefore, there is an especially deep meaning with the National Hurricane Center and U.S. Air Force making a stop in parts of Puerto Rico in the wake of the ongoing aftermath from Hurricane Maria as the region prepares for the upcoming 2018 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season. There is certainly some skepticism throughout the global atmospheric science community regarding whether there could be another relatively active Atlantic hurricane season. However, the one thing which is fairly certain is the fact that even if this does end up being a less prolific Atlantic hurricane season, it only ever takes that "one storm" to potentially "make or break" the lives of millions of people at times within a matter of minutes to hours.
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