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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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Miami Weekend Rain Along With Flood Watches

Rainy Weekend Kills Outdoor Plans Across Metro Gold Coast

Heavy rains continue across metro southeast Florida and the Florida Keys, as a almost stationary mid and low-level low meanders over the Florida Straits.

Heavy raindrops on lilly pads

The weekend brought heavy rainfall along with flood watches between Miami and West Palm Beach. It definitely was not the best weekend for outdoor activities, including canceling the air-show in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday and other beach activities. The Miami Marlins game seem to be the only great place to be hanging out on a rainy Sunday outside of heading to a local movie theater or mall. The new beautiful ballpark facility finally got to break in that covered roof allowing fans to enjoy the game without having to run for the nearest covered food courtyard.

The rain is very welcome due to drought conditions here toward the end of the dry season, but too much rain over little time can be problems in low-lying areas dealing with street flooding especially in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. More afternoon rains are expected today going into tonight as the system slowly moves out of the area by midweek, as well as gusty easterly winds due to the tight pressure gradient. 

The Florida rainy season typically begins in mid to late May and we're only a few weeks away. Many other regions across the peninsula could use some significant rainfall to put a dent in the drought and help keep brushfires to a minimum until those Sea-breeze circulations and afternoon lightning storms crank up for the summer weather pattern.


Rain and Storm Chances Increasing For The Weekend

Cloudy downtown Miami Skies.Cloudy Miami waterfront as rain chances increase over the President's Day weekend.

The long holiday weekend is shaping up to be a mix of clouds and warm temperatures, with an increase in shower and thunderstorm chances into Sunday. Actually, it's sounds like a great weekend to me after so many weeks of dull weather patterns for Florida. I know the storm system forecast to move in from the Gulf of Mexico will ruin some peoples outdoor plans, but we really could use the rain, and I could use a few nice storms to chase.

South-southwest winds will increase humidity levels and afternoon temps both Saturday and Sunday well into the 80's, with possible heavy showers and isolated storms developing. Sunday looks to be the best day for thunderstorms to develop (possibly some severe) as another frontal boundary tracks into the state from the northwest. 

Once the front moves through late Sunday into Monday, there will be another cool down for several days back to near normal for this time of year. I just hope before the drier and cooler weather returns, I can get in some possible storm photography action and even maybe some lightning storm timelapses - I can only hope during these late weeks of the winter dry season.

Check back after the weekend to see if mother nature was kind to me with some storm structure eye-candy and rainfall for our very low canals. Have a great weekend!

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