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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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Beautiful Florida Lightning Storm At Sunset Photos

Amazing afternoon and evening late September lightning storms....Florida style.

It might be officially Fall, but Florida is still hanging on to its late summertime rainy season, and I continue to capture as many storm days as possible before the dry season takes hold.

After several days of overcast skies, with showers and isolated thunder showers, the hot late September sun broke out once again across central and south Florida. The clear skies aided in heating up the lower atmosphere that gave way to breeze boundary circulations on both coasts and including Lake Okeechobee.

The first round of sea-breeze thunderstorms developed in Palm Beach county with little movement, but this complex of thunderstorms produced a stout outflow boundary that help to push the sea-breeze boundary further inland across Lake Okeechobee and into south-central Florida.

Time To Follow The Boundary

I go where the boundaries go. These boundaries came together over the lower Kissimmee River basin, and I found myself spending the remainder of the afternoon and well into the evening hours filming lightning storms in Glades, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties.

After several rounds of shorter lived thunderstorms that were triggered along outflow boundaries and the East Coast sea-breeze boundary, a more isolated dominant storm developed around sunset just west of the Kissimmee River in Highlands County. The cooler and drier air aloft helped to clear the skies out at sunset, which also allowed the fading dusk light to illuminate the western face of this beautiful thunderhead.

Buzzzz...Smack...Shutter Click!

I fought off the large mosquitoes swarming around me while trying to capture the very vivid lightning display that was taking place to my north. It was totally worth it. The storm went on for about another 45 minutes sending a refreshing outflow breeze boundary through my location helping to cool me off and blast those mosquitoes away. 

The storm slowly dissipated as I packed up my gear and headed off back to the east, all while watching the remainder of the lightning through my rearview mirror wondering if I should've stayed just a tad longer.

It's Friday...Ready For Some More.

As for today, it's beginning to look like a very similar set up to yesterday, and I plan to head back out into the interior counties to play with the boundaries and the isolated evening storms.


Mid March Lightning Storms

Lightning strike through the window.

This past weekend brought some much needed heavy rains across the state. Some area's received 3-5 inches of rain, with some impressive overnight lightning storms for this time of year Saturday night. It was a nice a change after the prolonged dry weather since late October, and nothing beats heavy rain falling with rolling thunder when turing in for the night. 

Sunday continued with scattered heavy rain showers moving onshore and tracking inland over the central and southern peninsula on the stout easterly flow. The rain was not only welcomed by local residents lawns, but also the wildlife around Lake Okeechobee helping to fill low-lying wetlands and canals that have been significantly low since the end of the wet season last fall.

Distant seabreeze storms with seagulls.

Another chance of rain is forecast for mid-week before drying out again heading into the weekend. Hopefully lightning will remain limited and keep the brushfire threat low.

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