It’s June 1st which means the Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted that the six-month Atlantic hurricane season will be near-or above-normal. The average hurricane season produces 12 named storms – six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
Stay Ahead of Potential Storm Damage With AcuRite
As we witnessed last year with storms Harvey, Irma and Maria, it only takes one storm to destroy a community. Now is the time to prepare before we approach the peak of hurricane season in late summer/ early fall.
Start by staying ahead of potential storm damage by actively monitoring real-time wind speeds around your home with an AcuRite Weather Environment System. This unit measures wind speeds up to 99 mph – which are classified as Category 2 hurricane strength! Once you’ve connected the outdoor sensor to an AcuRite Access®, you can use My AcuRite to customize email and text alerts to know when conditions change.
If you’re out and about as an avid storm spotter, you may also want to consider the handheld Portable Anemometer. This handheld device measures real-time wind speed, average wind speed, and peak wind speed, and then provides1-second updates of wind speeds in MPH, KM/H, Knots, Meters Per Second (M/S), or Feet Per Minute (FPM).
Additional Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources
Hurricanes are one of nature’s most devastating events. As mentioned above, you can start to stay ahead of potential storm damage by using AcuRite weather devices to monitor wind speed in your area. But you shouldn’t stop there!
Make sure you have a communication and evacuation plan for your family, and always listen to local weather office advisories. You can find additional resources, tools and tips from the National Weather Service to keep your family and loved ones safe. Lastly, learn about potential and active tropical storms by visiting the National Hurricane Center often.