The official start of Atlantic hurricane season 2012 is almost two weeks away, but that isn’t stopping Mother Nature from flexing her muscles.
Tropical Storm Alberto was already churning off the coast of Florida this week. Although that storm didn’t cause Largo any trouble, it was just the first in what forecasters say will be a less active year than last, but busy nonetheless.
According to the Huffington Post, the 2012 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, is anticipated to be an average to below-average year as far as storm activity is concerned. Don’t let the “average” fool you, though; Colorado State University is predicting 10 named storms. It anticipates four hurricanes and two major hurricanes.
As the 2012 hurricane season gets under way, Patch will be with you every step of the way. Check in for valuable information and tips as we publish our 2012 Hurricane Guide over the next few days. You may also want to download our iPhone or Android app to keep up with local news as you’re on the go. You can also sign up for our daily newsletter and breaking news alerts.
If a storm does strike our area, count on us to have all the latest local information. We’ll also be counting on you to let us know what’s happening in your neighborhood and right on your street. Just add your storm photos to the galleries on Patch, send your news tips to email@example.com, and share what’s happening outside your door in our comments section.
Let’s stay safe out there!