But as we saw in 1992 when there were only 7 named storms in an El Nino we had one monster category five hurricane that hit South Florida...that is right HURRICANE ANDREW. This pattern also tells us to be ready for tropical systems to pop quickly in areas near the coastlines since that is where all the shallower, warmer water will be located. This pop-up hurricane pattern has become more prevalent over the past couple of seasons and this year we will have to be ready again. Instead of days to prepare, we may only have hours to get ready for hurricane conditions like we saw with Hurricane Humberto in Texas back in 2007. Be ready. Know your storm surge and evacuation zones by clicking on this link below.
You just have to click on the map and it will detail the quickest way to evacuate. Staying alert and being ready to act will be extra important this season.
These "hats on clouds" are a sign of strong updrafts and plenty of moisture and instability in the atmosphere. This means nature is close to its tipping point and it was as you can see below. Randy Rogers captured these wall clouds just east of Frankfort. These are some of the most impressive pictures of ominous clouds I have ever seen.