Peak Hurricane Season for the Atlantic Basin historically kicks in sometime in the first half of August.
FYI- the Atlantic Basin includes the Atlantic Ocean the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
Photo: Hurricane at Lake Worth Beach by heatherlacroix
So, here we are in the very beginning of the peak of the season, climatologically speaking. What will this peak season bring?
If you're considering taking a cruise, this is certainly a time of year when you can get a pretty good deal... if you are willing to take the (relatively low) risks associated with cruising during hurricane season. Check out the deals!
For homeowners who live in hurricane country, you know the drill: check your hurricane supplies and family evacuation plans. Make sure your NOAA Weather Radio is in good working condition and that you have plenty of extra batteries. And, if you haven't already done so, prepare for the worst case scenario with insurance, a go-bag, and provisions to protect your windows. Don't forget hurricane preparedness for your roof, either.
All that being said ... here's hoping the predictions for this season being an above average one, and of a high probability of major US landfalls (plural) doesn't come to fruition.
Stay safe, every one! If you're cruising this season, Bon Voyage to you. And if you are, or aren't... be prepared for the worst, but hope for the best!