A Is For Tropical Storm Andrea

A Nasa satellite picture of Hurricane Ike in 2008.

2013 hurricane season begins June 1.

Tropical Storm Andrea, the first official storm of the Atlantic season, made landfall in Florida, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Georgia residents are preparing for high winds and heavy rains, and Andrea’s biggest threat in the Carolinas will be heavy rain, with as much as 6 inches expected. What remains of Andrea will continue to move north up the East Coast, Friday and Saturday.

2013 Hurricane Season

NOAA is forecasting an extremely active season this year. The six-month hurricane season begins June 1, and NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).

Get your rain gear ready.