Historically, late August and all of September, when the difference between air temperature aloft and sea surface temperatures is the greatest, has the most active hurricane activity in the North Atlantic … and we’re almost there.
Batten down the hatches and get ready, every weather service is predicting an unusually active hurricane season for 2013. Hopefully they’re wrong, but being prepared is not just a motto for a Boy Scout!
I’ve compiled a series of hurricane preparedness articles, including some of my own after having Winterlude go through Hurricane Charley (a Cat 4 hurricane that passed directly over Burnt Store Marina in SW Florida), as well as excellent articles from my friend, Carolyn, who weathered Hurricane Marty at anchor in the Sea of Cortez and compiled some statistics and information on surviving a hurricane at anchor.
And don’t forget that although hurricane season is mostly over by late October/mid-November, it actually lasts until November 30. We were chased by Hurricane Ida which formed after we’d departed on a three day sale from Panama to Providencia. For more, click here. Keep in mind, this was in early November in Panama which is SOUTH of the official hurricane zone. It simply wasn’t “supposed” to happen. Yeah, right. No trying to reason with hurricane season!
Be Prepared! Here are some tips from previous Hurricane Preparedness Articles:
- 10 Tips for Revisiting Dock Lines for Hurricane
- After The Hurricane …
- Chafe Gear? 4 Important Considerations for Your Boat
- Easy Hurricane Tracking Via SSB
- FREE Hurricane Prep Links!
- Here Comes 2012 Hurricane Season… Are You Ready?
- Hurricane Preparedness #3 … Dock Lines
- Hurricane Preparedness #4
- Hurricane Preparedness #5 … Caretaker
- Hurricane Preparedness … #2
- Hurricane Preparedness … 1 in a Series…
- Hurricane Season … Are You Ready?
- Hurricane Warning: Riding Out a Big Blow At Anchor
- Jim Cantore Stay AWAY From My Boat!!!
- Removing a Roller Furled Jib
- Staying Put: Ground Tackle for a Hurricane
- Detailed Photo Instructions: Putting a Roller Furling Jib Back On
Anyone have more information or links on Hurricane Preparedness, please leave a comment and share. This is a topic critical to all of us! Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed for NO major hurricane making landfall in 2013!