Hurricane season 2024: The US states most affected by tropical cyclones

Hurricane season 2024: The US states most affected by tropical cyclones

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The hurricane season 2024 officially starts on June 1st USA. However, as rainfall has begun to be very active since last May 15 (because that day the ‘minor’ hurricanes began in the Pacific Ocean), there are already some advanced forecasts about the state who will be most affected. Next, we collect the most important data to anticipate the necessary precautions.

Hurricane season 2024: US states affected by tropical cyclones

As predicted by the Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane season 2024 will take great activity in the Atlantic. In fact, there is talk of more than 20 named storms for the next five months; as well as a series of precipitations that can include flooding and strong winds. Thus, according to the computer models of said institution, this year’s hurricane season will be one of the most active in recent decades, and will cause conflicts of considerable magnitude in Florida and much of eastern Florida. USA.

With the specific forecast of Phil Klotzbach (research scientist in the CSU Department of Atmospheric Sciences) the University revealed to the public that the hurricane season 2024 will lead to up to 23 named storms; of which, it is estimated that 11 of them will become hurricanes with winds that will exceed the threshold of 75 mph. In his remarks, Klotzbach also said that almost half of ‘cyclonic disturbances’ can become large storms with winds exceeding 115 mph.

In addition to Florida, the state most affected by the hurricane season 2024 (according to Klotzbach) they will be Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Taking into account that the average number of storms for each hurricane season is 14; Without a doubt, 2024 entails greater climatic activity in this sense. It should be noted that in 2023, there were three major hurricanes and 20 named storms, so the upward trend continues.

Last year, 2023, the most damaging storm was Idalia, which devastated the west coast of Florida and made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. At that time, Idalia greatly affected El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico (on the Peninsula of Yucatán,) Cayman Islands and Cuba. On the other hand, in the case of USAthe phenomenon was especially aggressive in state such as Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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