2019 Boaters Hurricane Forecast

Learn how to prepare your boat for the upcoming hurricane season.

Hurricane forecast 2019
NOAA is anticipating between 9 and 15 named storms this year.Courtesy NOAA

This year’s hurricane season begins on June 1st, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its forecast for 2019. NOAA is predicting a 40 percent chance of a near-normal hurricane season this year, with a 30 percent chance of conditions being above or below normal.

What does this mean for you, the boater? NOAA is anticipating between 9 and 15 named storms this year, with 4-8 become hurricanes and 2-4 becoming major hurricanes. So you still have to be vigilant in your planning in case your home waters fall along the path of a major storm. Here are some tips to stay ready:

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NOAA hurricane forecast
NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.Courtesy NOAA

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