Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2023

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2023 and regularly affects coastal parts of Canada.

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center expects the 2023 season to be above-normal.  The season has already produced eight named storms as of August 25, 2023.  NOAA predicts that the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season will produce:

  • 14 to 21 storms
  • 6 to 11 hurricanes
  • 2 to 5 major hurricanes

In Canada, hurricanes most commonly affect the Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as eastern Quebec.  Among the powerful storms to make landfall in Atlantic Canada in the last twenty years were Fiona (2022), Larry (2021), Dorian (2019), Igor (2010), and Juan (2003).

What can you do ahead of Hurricane Season?

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