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2017 Hurricane Names and Season Dates
Coconut palm trees in hurricane force winds.
When does hurricane season start in Florida?
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season in FL begins on Thursday June 1st, and runs through until November 30th. The months of August and September are considered the “peak months” of the season each summer. Have your hurricane plan ready!


What are the 2017 hurricane names?
Below you can find the list of hurricane names that will be used during the 2017 Atlantic basing season. Names are recycled every 6 years unless they are retired.

Arlene Bret Cindy Don Emily Franklin Gert

Harvey  Irma Jose Katia Lee Maria Nate

Ophelia Philippe Rina Sean Tammy Vince Whitney


Chasing The Pahokee Late March Sunset

Yesterday evening I drove to the small lakeside community of Pahokee that is located in western Palm Beach County to hopefully capture some nice sunset pictures over the lake.

Coconut palm tree setting sun.

The Lone Coconut Palm

I found myself stopping at the local fishing marina for Lake Okeechobee to scout some shooting spots. This marina was banged up pretty bad by Hurricane Wilma back in 2005 destroying most of the marina. Today it has been rebuilt into a really nice park and marina, and I come here sometimes during the summer months to film lightning storms moving in off the lake.

After scouting around for a bit, I found this lone coconut palm tree that I knew I wanted to frame up with the setting sun. Before the hurricane there use to be more older and taller coconut palms in this region around the southeast side of the lake, but Wilma took care of that when those intense category 2 winds in the backside of the eye moved right over this location.

Distant storms backlit by sunset.

Throw Some Distant Storms Into The Mix

At the time I was searching and finding my place on the levee to frame up my shots, I wasn't aware of the ongoing isolated thunderstorms along the FL west coast. Sure enough after firing up Radarscope on my iPhone I could see storms on the west coast boundary and was hoping it would add to the sunset. As the sun got lower in the sky I could start to make out the storm anvil clouds along with several contrails vividly lit by the sun.

I was all ready for the show, and began to shoot stills and video off and on for the next 20-25 minutes as the sun quickly lowered in the western sky. It was really an amazing sunset, with distant convection for March and felt more like late April weather with the light easterly breeze and warm evening temperatures. Not to mention the blood-sucking mosquitoes that quickly began their assault on me as soon as the sun fell below the cloud line. I was pleased that I made the decision to head out to the Glades for an evening sunset photo ops, and it was all worth the drive out there.

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Reader Comments (2)

Great shots! Can't wait to follow ur pictures again this summer.
March 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Thank you, Sharon!
March 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterJeff Gammons

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