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May 17, 2023

2023 Hurricane Season Update from CGS

Hurricane season is just around the corner, officially kicking off on June 1, 2023, and running until November 30, 2023. Are you ready? CGS has all of the resources you need to prepare and respond to natural disasters on our web site page dedicated to helping you in the event of a natural disaster.

While the hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1, the National Hurricane Center has begun issuing tropical weather outlooksExternal Website regarding weather conditions in the Atlantic basin before the start of the hurricane season. The outlooks are issued four times daily from May 15 to Nov. 30 and describe significant areas of severe weather and its potential for tropical cyclone formation. More frequent updates are issued in the event of hurricanes or tropical storms in the Atlantic. If you're located in an area prone to hurricanes, CGS suggests bookmarking the National Hurricane Center web site.

What are researchers predicting for the 2023 hurricane season? Colorado State University weather researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2023, citing the likely development of El Niño as a primary factor. Eastern and central tropical and subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are much warmer than normal, while Caribbean sea surface temperatures are near their long-term averages. CSU estimates that 2023 will have 13 named storms, fewer than the average of 14.4, and 55 named storm days, fewer than the average of 69.4. Here are the 21 names slated for the 2023 hurricane season:

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harold
  • Idalia
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Margot
  • Nigel
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rina
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Whitney

With the hurricane season fast approaching, now is the time to dust off your company's and your personal disaster preparedness plans. CGS has a Disaster Related Resource GuidePDF already prepared to assist you should your customers and business be impacted by a natural disaster. Check it out today!


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