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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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Stunning Sun Dog Timelapse Video Over South Florida

Late yesterday afternoon and early evening, numerous people were tweeting beautiful pictures of a vivd "Sun Dog" over South Florida. At the same time, I was located on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee  with my camera gear set up on the levee capturing a time-lapse video of the same atmospheric feature.

Wispy thin high upper-level cirrus clouds were streaming over South Florida throughout much of Thursday afternoon, and this was making for the perfect atmospheric conditions to produce vivid Sun Dog's and Halo's in the mid March sky.

Sun Dog feature over Lake Okeechobee, FL.

I kind of wish I stayed a little longer to capture about another 200-250 frames of the  raw timelapse, but I wanted to move to another location for a twilight timelapse I had planned later in the evening. Nevertheless, I'm actually very pleased with the motion video of the Sun Dog, just wish it lasted a tad longer. Next time, right?

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Sun Halo Painting The Afternoon Florida Sky

Sun Halo March 2013

I was on my way to a late lunch along the coast this afternoon, and when I came to a stoplight I noticed people pointing upward towards the sky in a nearby parking lot. Obviously, this got my attention quickly, and I rolled the window down to look up to see what I might be missing. I was instantly amazed to see this extremely vivid Sun Halo painting the early afternoon sky over South Florida.

So, you guessed it, I quickly found a place to pull over further up the road and began taking some shots. There it was, a beautiful Sun Halo with some rainbow colors just hanging there grabbling everyone attention. I thought about setting up to shoot a time-lapse since it seemed that it would hang around for awhile with the very thin upper-level cirrus clouds streaming overhead, but with other obligations later this afternoon I was short on time.

Nevertheless, it was a beautiful sight to see on a very comfortable weather-wise South Florida mid-March day.