DRY SPRING TWO MONTHS BEFORE HURRICANE SEASON

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According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, south Georgia and Florida may expect below normal rainfall in the 90 day period of April-May-June this year. Spring cold fronts frequently are accompanied by only brief episodes of rain and gusty winds which increase drought conditions. Until our summer rain showers increase (towards the latter half of June), temperatures reaching the 90s can cause a significant risk of wildfires.

As seen in this early April NOAA satellite image, rainy weather is now conspicuous by its absence!

Meanwhile, the 2013 Tropical Storm and Hurricane season begins in less than 2 months. Here are this year’s names:

Andrea Barry Chantal
Dorian Erin Fernand
Gabrielle Humberto Ingrid
Jerry Karen Lorenzo
Melissa Nestor Olga
Pablo Rebekah Sebastien
Tanya Van Wendy

It’s no surprise that the name SANDY has been retired from the letter “S” storms for future hurricane seasons because of the devastation it caused on much of the mid-Atlantic coast in 2012.

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