Hurricane Season Begins Today – Are You Prepared?

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After an insanely mild winter and an already warm start to the spring, ocean temperatures are way above average. Since hurricanes draw their energy from warm ocean waters, this could have serious implications on the hurricane season.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. The season usually gets going as the oceans warm in the late spring and early summer, but we are already running ahead of schedule as far as warmth goes.

With that said, there is certainly the potential for an active hurricane season in 2012 and one that may start ahead of schedule. Warmer oceans could allow tropical storms to develop further north than average, increasing the risk of one impacting the Northeast coast.

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