Weather Blog: 2019 Hurricane Outlook Released

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The 2019 hurricane outlook has been released. The forecast calls for a mainly average hurricane season. 

First, the outlook. Please reference the image above. This year we’re forecasting 9-15 named storms with 4-8 of those being hurricanes and the potential for 2-4 of those hurricanes being a major hurricane. A “major hurricane” is one that is a category three storm or higher. 

A common question every year always seems to be centered around how we categorize hurricanes. Categorizing hurricanes is a bit different from how tornadoes are classified. A tornado is classified as EF0-EF5 after the tornado has happened because it’s based on the amount of damage that occurred. A hurricane’s category is determined before the storm hits because it’s based on wind speed. A major hurricane is one where winds are at least 111 mph (178.64 km/h). 

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Overcast

Huntsville

56°F Overcast Feels like 56°
Wind
9 mph SSE
Humidity
77%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy skies early, then off and on rain showers overnight. Low 54F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
54°F Cloudy skies early, then off and on rain showers overnight. Low 54F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
10 mph S
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Overcast

Decatur

57°F Overcast Feels like 57°
Wind
8 mph SE
Humidity
77%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy skies this evening followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 56F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
56°F Cloudy skies this evening followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 56F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
13 mph S
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Overcast

Florence

60°F Overcast Feels like 60°
Wind
5 mph ESE
Humidity
78%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Showers this evening then thundershowers developing overnight. Low 53F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
53°F Showers this evening then thundershowers developing overnight. Low 53F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Wind
11 mph S
Precip
60%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Overcast

Scottsboro

53°F Overcast Feels like 53°
Wind
6 mph SE
Humidity
82%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 53F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
53°F Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 53F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wind
7 mph S
Precip
60%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Overcast

Guntersville

52°F Overcast Feels like 52°
Wind
6 mph SE
Humidity
82%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy skies this evening. A few showers developing late. Low 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
54°F Cloudy skies this evening. A few showers developing late. Low 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
8 mph S
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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