Looking forward at the 2017 Hurricane Season

The 2017 hurricane season is expected to be below average. Experts are predicting 11 storms will be named. 4 of those storms are predicted to be hurricanes and 2 are predicted to be major hurricanes.

Major hurricanes are considered to be category 3 or stronger.It is important to know the past, but we can't let it impact your preparation for the next storm. The more prepared you are going into hurricane season the better off you will be.

Predicting the 2017 hurricane season

“The history is no guide to the future. So many of the mistakes we see repeated over and over and over in hurricanes, you'll have someone saying it didn't flood this much in the last hurricane or it didn't flood that much in the hurricane ten years ago,” says Jamie Rhome of the National Hurricane Center.  “Well flooding is unique, the flooding footprint in every hurricane is absolutely unique. So do not use history and experience to guide your future efforts.”

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And of course we'll be tracking any threats to our area with the Fox 4 Storm Shield hurricane tracker in every newscast.

Let’s take a look at what kind of season we are expecting this year.

Experts are predicting a slightly below average hurricane season in 2017. Colorado State University has released its annual forecast and here's what it is expecting:

  • A total of 11 named storms
  • Four are expected to become hurricanes
  • Two are expected to become major hurricanes

This is slightly below the 30-year average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes.

Hurricane season typically runs from June through November.

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