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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


Afternoon Storms Bring Some Relief From The Heat

FL Thunderstorms Help To Cool The Afternoon's Down...If you're Lucky!

Another typical mid-summer afternoon today across the Sunshine State, with blazing hot and humid weather under a full sun. This time of year the only relief from the heat is if you're lucky enough to get under one of these short-lived pulse thunderstorms, or behind the cooler sea-breeze boundary as it move inland.

A mature sea-breeze thunderstorm over the Florida interior counties on July 6, 2012.

The Florida heat is normal for us during the summer months, and it's nothing like the ongoing deadly heat wave up north across the Midwest and East Coast. The interior states don't have the afternoon sea and lake breeze boundaries to help circulate the hot late afternoon temperatures with cooler maritime air like we do here, and that can make the summer weather very unbearable during these long-duration heat waves. I really hope for a change in the pattern to give everyone a break, and there looks to be some signs of relief on the that for the northern states as a front slowly moves south.

Back here in Fla, the storms have been more focused over the interior and west coast, as the weak seasonal trade-winds having been pushing storms away from the east coast. This has been keeping eastern counties high and dry, with a few small ongoing brush-fires triggered by lightning from a few days ago. Looks like this pattern should hold through the weekend, with an increase in moisture for next week. It needs to rain every few days this time of year or things really dry out fast.

Try to stay cool everyone, and have a great weekend!

Reader Comments (2)

I work at the PBPost. Some really cool storms this afternoon! I'm a weather "geek" (for lack of a better descriptive) too. I love storms and lightning. Great photos! :)
July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara PBCNative
That you very much, Tara! Glad you enjoy my photos. Yes, the sea-breeze storms have been very active over the eastern counties this past week. That was a pretty intense storm over PBC yesterday. Looking like more on tap for today. Thanks again! - Jeff
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Gammons

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