Scanning numerous reports on predictions for the hurricane season looks like it could be a very active year.
Noted hurricane forecaster Dr. William Gray from Colorado University expects a very active year. He's due to update his forecast next week as hurricane season begins. His forecast is expected to show the numbers going up significantly because of a shift in wind patterns and warm tropical Atlantic waters.
Dr. Gray and his team aren't the only ones sounding the alarm. Weather Services International predicts the most active season since 2005...that's when Katrina and Rita struck.
The most disturbing part of the WSI report is the prediction that the coastal region from the Outer Banks to Maine is twice as likely as normal to experience a hurricane this year.
Anyone who has been through a hurricane will certainly hope the predictions fall short. But we would probably be wise to also prepare...just in case.