2018 Boaters Hurricane Forecast

Forecasters say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. The percentages for landfall are slightly higher than for years past. In any event, boaters should be aware of hurricanes and take all actions to protect their lives and the lives of their crew, as well as make plans to get their boats out of harm's way should the need arise.

2018 Hurricane Forecast
.Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University

PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3-4-5) HURRICANE LANDFALL ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COASTAL AREAS

1) Entire continental U.S. coastline - 63% (average for last century is 52%)

2) U.S. East Coast Including Peninsula Florida - 39% (average for last century is 31%)

3) Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville - 38% (average for last century is 30%)

PROBABILITY FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3-4-5) HURRICANE TRACKING INTO THE CARIBBEAN (10-20°N, 60-88°W)

1) 52% (average for last century is 42%)

TAKEAWAY Visit BOATING's Guide To Hurricane Preparation for tips and tactics about boats, docks, insurance, forecasts and other matters relating hurricanes and boaters.

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