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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


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Central Florida Storms Developing Along West Coast Breeze Boundary

Developing thunderstorm along west coast breeze boundary Wednesday evening.

Central Florida storms currently developing along the west coast sea-breeze boundary. Above is a photo of one of the cells developing along the line in South Central Florida this evening. Additional storms are expected to develop after sunset and then weaken with the loss of daytime heating as they track east-northeast towards the east coast counties.

Radar image showing developing isolated storms from southwest Florida to north of Orlando.


Florida Squall Line Producing Some Wind Damage

Yesterday afternoon brought a broken squall line across the state of Florida, with stronger storms embedded in the line as it tracked across the peninsula well into Sunday evening.

Storm photographer Jeff Gammons capturing the line of storms at sunset. - NW Martin County, FL.Some of the stronger cells associated with the main line produced short-lived severe weather with almost two dozen straight-line wind damage reports from the Gulf Coast to Titusville on the east coast. Most of the damage reports consisted of uprooted trees, minor roof damage and some isolated power outages in some counties across central Florida.

As the line shifted southward toward South Florida, I decided to set up my cameras over the interior portions of northwest Palm Beach County along the Martin County line and wait for the line of storms to move in from the northwest. I thought about setting up to shoot a time lapse, but the ridiculously strong southwest wind flow ahead of the squall line was just too much to keep tripod stable enough as the winds were gusting to nearly 45mph.

Line of storms over Lake Okeechobee.

As the squall line approached my location the winds quickly shifted to the northwest just ahead of the heavy precipitation and straight-line winds. There was a few close cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning strikes, but the lightning overall was not impressive. What was more impressive, at least to me, was the strong straight-line winds that came screaming across the water blasting me with 50-55mph winds for about 10 minutes with the passage of the heaviest core embedded in the squall line.

The entire event only lasted no more than 15 minutes, and the heavy wind and rain were replaced by light drizzle and much cooler west-northwest winds for the remainder of the afternoon into the evening hours.

Hard to believe that the forecast for Florida the next few nights have temperatures dropping into the low 40s in some locations and even the upper 30s in Central Florida. No doubt March is definitely wanting to hang on to winter a little bit longer.

 outflow dominant thunderstorm.

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