GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Earth Networks Meteorology Team will release its 2018 Hurricane Outlook on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The forecast will be presented in a live webinar at 2:00 p.m. ET by James Aman, senior meteorologist for Earth Networks. Last year saw one of the worst hurricane seasons on record, with 17 named storms and 6 out of 10 hurricanes classified as major. Losses approached $300 billion and the damage to many areas was catastrophic. The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and covers the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Join the interactive Earth Networks Hurricane Outlook webinar to hear our:
- Tropical Storm Outlook: In 2017 we had an early start to the season with tropical storm formation in April and May. Did this contribute to our overactive season, and could this trend continue in 2018?
- Hurricane Forecast: 2017 was a very active hurricane season in the Atlantic, due in part to a rapid change in El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to a favorable La Nina. This year, the ENSO should be more neutral for much of the hurricane season. How will this affect the number of forecast storms?
- U.S. Landfall Threat Assessment: Last year brought massive flooding to the southeast due to landfalls from Harvey, Irma and Maria. Will we catch a break this year?
Register for the free webinar: https://get.earthnetworks.com/2018-tropical-season-webinar
About the Earth Networks Atlantic Hurricane Forecast
Every spring, the Meteorology team at Earth Networks evaluates historical and breaking weather information to forecast the likelihood and intensity of tropical storm and hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The team examines global atmospheric and oceanic temperatures and trends, the state of the El Niño - La Niña Southern Oscillation, various climate indices, and long-term computer forecast models.
About Earth Networks
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