2017 hurricane forecast

Jun 12, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.  Colorado State University revised its forecast upward, now predicting 13 named storms between June 1 and November 30.  That’s near normal.   The forecast of the national Climate Prediction Center is a bit above normal -- 11 to 17 named storms, which could include up to nine hurricanes.  No way to know if any hurricanes will hit Florida.  In 2016, Hurricane Matthew came within 5 miles of the Treasure Coast, then headed to the north, where it did considerable damage.  This year there is no cause for alarm.  But no cause for complacency, either.  To get prepared and stay informed, go to wqcs.org, pull down the news menu and click on Hurricane Information.  I’m Paul Janensch.