DISCUSSION: There is no debate that the onset of yet another hurricane season here in 2018 initiates a lot of very unsettling and very concerning feelings among both younger and older people living in the vicinity and/or directly along U.S. coastlines along both the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast of the United States. Many of these concerns surround the fact that many people are nervous as to whether there will be an active hurricane season or more importantly if any part of the hurricane season will specifically impact their region. Although that this is a very difficult question to answer on a mile to mile basis, there are things to know and keep in mind as hurricane season involves that should help to somewhat comfort people that have such concerns.
First off, National Weather Service forecast offices such as (but certainly not limited to) the National Hurricane Center located in Miami, Florida are chiefly responsible for issuing tropical cyclone forecasts for both the Tropical Central/Eastern Pacific as well as the Tropical Atlantic basins. In addition, here at the Global Weather and Climate Center, we will continue to consistently cover all tropical cyclone threats both regionally and around the globe. So, if you have any concerns and are uncomfortable with deciphering more detailed and scientific forecast discussions issued throughout the world-wide web, just be sure to stay tuned to our team right here at the Global Weather and Climate Center website. We will continue to do our best to cover and inform all of you on the latest updates on developing tropical cyclone situations as they develop an evolve during the 2018 tropical cyclone season(s).
So, in short, as a global team of trained atmospheric scientists, atmospheric researchers, operational scientists, and long-time professionals, we will continue to strive to do the best possible job to keep all people who seek us out at ease as we get further into both the 2018 tropical cyclone season(s) and beyond. We hope this message will help to relax all who get to read this particular piece and that we have helped to keep your mind somewhat at ease as we enter the 2018 hurricane season which is on the heels of a historic 2017 hurricane season for the Tropical Atlantic basin.
To learn more about the details of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season projections per the graphic attached above (courtesy of Tyler Stanfield from the University of Oklahoma), click on the following link for his detailed tropical forecast projections.
To learn more about other interesting severe weather events occurring from around the world, be sure to click on the following link: https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/safety-and-preparedness!
© 2018 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz