The tropical hurricane season 2013 in the Caribbean and Dominican Republic

The 2013 tropical hurricane season officially started in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1st 2013 and will end on November 30th 2013, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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Last update on 10.06.13 - 8.00 a.m.


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2013 Storms Archive

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Seasonal forecasts for 2013 Hurricane Season

2013 Hurricane Season

For the 2013 hurricane season, we anticipate four possible scenarios with the probability of each as indicated here :

  1. THC circulation becomes unusually strong in 2013 and no El Niño event occurs (resulting in a seasonal average net tropical cyclone (NTC) activity of ~ 180) – 20% chance.

  2. THC continues in the above-average condition it has been in since 1995 and no El Niño develops (NTC ~ 140) – 40% chance.

  3. THC continues in above-average condition it has been in since 1995 with the development of a significant El Niño (NTC ~ 75) – 35% chance.

  4. THC becomes weaker and there is the development of a significant El Niño (NTC ~ 40) – 5% chance.

These are finally probabilities that certain territories will be affected by an intense hurricane in 2013:

  • A 52% chance that at least one major hurricane will make landfall on the U.S. coastline in 2013. The long-term average probability is 84%.
  • For the U.S. East Coast, including the Florida Peninsula, the probability of a major hurricane making landfall is 31% (the long-term average is 61%).
  • For the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle west to Brownsville, the probability is 31% (the long-term average is 61%).
  • The team predicts the probability of a major hurricane making landfall in the Caribbean as 42% (average for the last century is 75%).

Hurricanes for 2013

Andrea

Barry

Chantal

Dorian

Erin

Fernand

Gabrielle

Humberto

Ingrid

Jerry

Karen

Lorenzo

Melissa

Nestor

Olga

Pablo

Rebekah

Sebastien

Tanya

Van

Wendy

June 6 to 7

June 19 to 20

July 7 to 11

July 24 to 28

August 15 to 18

August 25 to 26

September 5 to 6

September 9 to 14

September 13 to 16

Sept. 30 to Oct. 3

Oct. 2 to 5

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Saffir Simpson Scale of winds

Category 1 Hurricane - 119–153 km/h

No significant structural damage to building structures; however, they can topple unanchored mobile homes, as well as uproot or snap trees. Poorly attached roof shingles or tiles can blow off. Coastal flooding and pier damage are often associated with Category 1 storms.

Category 2 Hurricane - 154–177 km/h

Storms of Category 2 are strong enough that they can lift a house, and inflict damage upon poorly constructed doors and windows. Vegetation, poorly constructed signs, and piers can receive considerable damage. Mobile homes, whether anchored or not, are typically damaged, and many manufactured homes also suffer structural damage.

Category 3 Hurricane - 178–209 km/h

These storms can cause some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings, particularly those of wood frame or manufactured materials with minor curtainwall failures. Buildings that lack a solid foundation, such as mobile homes, are usually destroyed, and gable-end roofs are peeled off. Manufactured homes usually sustain severe and irreparable damage.

Category 4 Hurricane - 210–249 km/h

Category 4 hurricanes tend to produce more extensive curtainwall failures, with some complete roof structural failure on small residences. Heavy, irreparable damage and near complete destruction of gas station canopies and other wide span overhang type structures are common. Mobile and manufactured homes are leveled. These storms cause extensive beach erosion, while terrain may be flooded far inland.

Category 5 Hurricane - More than 250 km/h

These storms cause complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings, and some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. Collapse of many wide-span roofs and walls, especially those with no interior supports, is common. Very heavy and irreparable damage to many wood frame structures and total destruction to mobile/manufactured homes is prevalent. Only a few types of structures are capable of surviving intact.

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