5 tropical waves, no cyclones expected



Like the first two days, Day 3 of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season will be spent monitoring tropical waves: No tropical cyclone development is expected over the next seven days, according to the National Hurricane Center’s Monday morning outlook.

The season is expected to be very active, with the NHC and all other meteorological organizations seeing potential records for said storms.

The center is currently monitoring five tropical waves, three in the Atlantic Ocean and two in the Caribbean. Tropical waves do not always become tropical cyclones. The National Weather Service reports that an average of ten tropical storms form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico each year, and only about six of them evolve into hurricanes.

Hurricane forecast for 2024

La Niña and record warm waters in the Atlantic basin are likely to produce an “above normal” hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

More about La Niña: La Niña could mean an active hurricane season. Here’s what it means for Texas this summer

This year, 17 to 25 named storms are forecast, according to a 2024 hurricane season outlook released last week by NOAA. To be named, a storm must have wind speeds of 60 miles per hour or higher. Of the named storms, eight to 13 are expected to become hurricanes with winds of 75 miles per hour or higher, with three or four qualifying as major hurricanes.

Live storm tracker: 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

When is the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season?

The Atlantic hurricane season began Saturday, June 1 and lasts until November 30.

When is the peak of hurricane season?

The peak of the season is September 10According to the Hurricane Center, most activity occurs between mid-August and mid-October.

How can Texans prepare for hurricane season?

It’s a good idea to have a disaster kit and evacuation plan on hand, in case a hurricane hits your city.

The most important items for a disaster kit include:

  • Water – one gallon per person per day
  • Non-perishable foods, such as canned or dry items
  • A flashlight
  • A radio on batteries or by hand
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription drugs and medical supplies
  • A multifunctional tool consisting of a screwdriver, a knife and pliers
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items, such as wet wipes
  • Copies of personal documents such as medication lists, medical records, proof of address, deed/rental property, passports, birth certificates and insurance policies
  • A cell phone with chargers and/or a portable battery bank
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra money
  • A sleeping bag or warm blanket
  • Maps of your area

USA TODAY reporters John Gallas and Cheryl McCloud contributed to this report.