It seems all 3 sources agree that we should have a quiet season, but they are not able to predict today’s weather so time will tell. Please call L & S Insurance at 1-888-244-7400 to see  how this storm season will affect Fort Lauderdale and all of Florida and for quotes on Home, Auto, Flood, Business & Commercial, and Life & Financial products as well.

“The main driver of this year’s outlook is the anticipated development of El Niño this summer. El Niño causes stronger wind shear, which reduces the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes,” says NOAA in a statement after announcing its prediction this morning in New York. “El Niño can also strengthen the trade winds and increase the atmospheric stability across the tropical Atlantic, making it more difficult for cloud systems coming off of Africa to intensify into tropical storms.”

In total, NOAA is calling for 8-13 tropical storms, compared to a 30-year average of 12; 3-6 hurricanes, compared to a 30-year average of six; and 1-2 major hurricanes, compared to a 30-year average of three. NOAA says there’s a 70% likelihood of it’s prediction for 8-13 storms.


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