ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane season officially begins June 1 but starting Sunday, May 15, you will start to see daily tropical updates from the National Hurricane Center. The change to start issuing tropical weather outlooks two weeks ahead of hurricane season took effect last year amid a 7-year streak of pre-season storms.
In these outlooks, the NHC will highlight tropical disturbances as having a low, medium or high chance for development over the next two and five days. A good place to find these outlooks is on clickorlando.com/hurricane or by downloading the Pinpoint Hurricane Tracker App.
Currently, no tropical development is expected over the next five days.
There has also been talk about moving the start of hurricane season up two weeks, but that has not happened. Typically pre-season and early-season tropical systems are weak and are oftentimes subtropical.
Hurricane frequency tends to increase during the mid-summer months.
NOAA will issue their pre-season forecast on May 24. Colorado State University issued their initial hurricane season forecast last month and calls for another above average season.
This serves as a good reminder not only to get prepared for the upcoming season but to be mindful of where important weather information is coming from. News 6 and the National Hurricane Center are two trusted sources.
For the most accurate weather information, stick with News 6 and the Pinpoint Weather Team by downloading the free Pinpoint Weather and Hurricane Tracker app.
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The newest weather app from News 6 gives viewers instant access to interactive radar, while also providing the daily forecast and an extended outlook. Weather stories and push alerts from News 6 meteorologists are also available on the app.
You can also subscribe to our weather newsletter, The Pinpoint Weather Insider to get updates right in your inbox. The newsletter is delivered every Thursday at 5 p.m.
Tune into News 6′s hurricane special June 1 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. for more on how to be get prepared for the upcoming season.