Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.
Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.
Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
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Forecasters are expecting the overall number of tropical storms this season to be lower than normal, pointing to a strong El Niño as a possible factor.
In my opinion, long range predictions are a waste of time. Back in 1992 the first named storm of the season was very late in the season. It was Hurricane Andrew. I am guessing people in South Florida don't think 1992 was a quiet hurricane season. It only takes one storm close to home to have devastating effects.
It's been 93 years since our area has seen a direct strike from a major hurricane. Let's hope our luck continues. Unfortunately, the numbers say otherwise.
It's not "IF," it's "WHEN." So please keep this page bookmarked and count on our coverage when a storm approaches. There are so many ways to protect your family during hurricane season, including social media, live weather chats, and web coverage before, during and after a storm. Our "Storm Shield" app gives you real-time NOAA weather radio alerts for your exact location.
Remember, stay prepared. We take great pride that you've chosen us to be your source of weather information. If a storm does threaten us this season, rest assured we'll be with you every step of the way.