It's only the end of March, but just like it's way too early for College football teams' rankings, the Hurricane season predictions are coming fast. The official hurricane season is June 1 through November 11, but weather prognosticators predict a solid chance of intense hurricanes hitting Texas.


In the 2023 hurricane season, Texas avoided a direct strike from a significant storm. That may not be the case in 2024. The experts at Accuweather have released this year's Hurricane Forecast, and they believe it will be busy.

AccuWeather Lead Hurricane Forecaster Alex DaSilva said, "Sea-surface temperatures are well above historical average across much of the Atlantic basin, especially across the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and the Main Development Region [for hurricanes]."
AccuWeather forecasters predict that the Bermuda High will strengthen with warmer waters, making the U.S. and Gulf more vulnerable. On this year's prediction map, Houston and Galveston have red circles for direct landfalls. The rest of the areas on the coast of Texas are shown to be yellow. This is their way of telling residents to be prepared.

If you live in areas along the Texas coast, now is the time to prepare for the storms.

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Have everything ready to secure your home, including boards for windows and doors, bottled water, batteries, and anything else you need if you stay home. If you decide to leave, you should also plan your evacuation route and where you may go.

"The Texas coast, Florida Panhandle, South Florida, and the Carolinas are at a higher-than-average risk of direct impacts this season," DaSilva said.
While these four areas are at an elevated risk for a direct strike from a tropical system, residents near other coastal locations should remain vigilant. All residents and interests along the U.S. coast, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, should have a hurricane plan in place and always be fully prepared for a direct impact.".

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