With June shortly approaching, the start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is right here.
The Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) introduced earlier this month that the U.S. is prone to be hit with one other “above-normal” yr, with 13 to twenty complete named storms.
In an evaluation of the likelihood of being struck by a tropical storm or hurricane – primarily based on storm hits with round 100 miles from 1944 and 1999 – NOAA discovered that New Orleans has a 40% likelihood yearly of experiencing a strike.
As well as, when analyzing counted hits when a hurricane was inside 60 miles Miami and Cape Hatteras had been discovered to have a 16% likelihood of a direct hit.
New Orleans had a 12% likelihood of being within the direct path, the company stated.
On common, near seven hurricanes strike the U.S. each 4 years, whereas three main hurricanes cross the coast each 5 years, in keeping with NOAA.
There have been 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in 2020 – a record-breaking season.
NOAA stated probably the most hurricane-prone month is September, with as many main hurricane landfalls as August and October mixed. Texas and Louisiana are “prime targets” for pre-August main hurricanes, the company stated.
Comparatively, most main October hurricanes happen in southern Florida. Up to now, Florida has been hit by about 120 recorded hurricanes.