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Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

Source: NOAA

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From the NOAA Forecast;

"May 21, 2020An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

 

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2020

Source:Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University

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We anticipate that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity. Current warm neutral ENSO conditions appear likely to transition to cool neutral ENSO or potentially even weak La Niña conditions by this summer/fall. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are somewhat above normal. Our Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index is below its long-term average; however, most of the tropical Atlantic is warmer than normal. We anticipate an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.

 

Monthly Atlantic Tropical Weather Summary

Source: National Hurricane Center

Roy

NHC is the source of the info below

Monthly Tropical Weather Summary
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Fri Nov 1 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone activity during October was slightly above normal for the Atlantic basin. Five named storms formed during the month and one of them became a hurricane. Another hurricane, Lorenzo, carried over from the month of September. One tropical depression also formed and failed to strengthen. Based on a 30-year climatology (1981-2010), two named storms typically form in the basin in October, with one of them becoming a hurricane. A major hurricane forms in the basin in October about every third year.

NOAA's Updated 2019 Hurricane Forecast

NOAA increases chance for above-normal hurricane season

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"August 8, 2019 NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway."

 

Colorado State's Updated 2019 Hurricane Forecast

Source: Colorado State University

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"We continue to predict a near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The forecast number of hurricanes has increased slightly to account for short-lived Hurricane Barry which formed in July. Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic remain near average. While the odds of a weak El Niño persisting through August-October have decreased, vertical wind shear in the Caribbean remains relatively high. The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean remains near its long-term average. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.

(as of 5 August 2019)"

The above is an excerpt from the Forecast by Colorado State University.

Florida Hurricane Michael Claims Data

Source: Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

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The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is reporting a total of 78,688 claims as of October 18, 2018 with Total Estimated Insured Losses at $835,868,692.  See the report for additional details.

Super Typhoon Dolphin Becomes Earth's 5th Category 5 Storm of 2015

Source: Jeff Masters , 11:58 AM GMT on May 17, 2015

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Super Typhoon Dolphin intensified into a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds and a central pressure of 925 mb at 2 pm EDT Saturday May 16, becoming Earth's fifth Category 5 storm of the year. Dolphin hung on to Category 5 strength for twelve hours before increasing wind shear helped knock the storm down to a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds by Sunday morning. 

Large Hail Being Reported in OK, MO and KY Today

2" and larger reported

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  • 4"  Franklin MO 38.22 -91.17 3-4 INCH HAIL. LARGEST HAIL WAS SPIKED... WITH DIAMETER MEASURED FROM SPIKE-TO-SPIKE. (LSX)
  • 3" Roger Mills OK 35.61 -99.58 (OUN)
  • 3" Roger Mills OK 35.66 -99.38 (OUN)
  • 3" Franklin MO 38.24 -91.17 (LSX)
  • 3" Franklin MO 38.24 -91.17 ROOF OF HOUSE HEAVILY DAMAGED. ALSO A CAR WINDSHIELD BROKEN FROM HAIL. (LSX)
  • 3"  St. Francois MO 37.78 -90.43 NW SIDE OF FARMINGTON. (LSX)
  • 3" Morgan KY 37.97 -83.05 (JKL)

Notice Issued to Protect Oklahomans Who Have Earthquake Insurance

Source: Oklahoma Insurance Department

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department is taking a proactive step to protect Oklahomans who buy earthquake insurance. Today the Department released a bulletin to property and casualty insurance companies to address important issues surrounding earthquake insurance. 

“We want to make sure everyone is clear on earthquake insurance,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Oklahomans need to know what they are buying. Insurers need to know my expectations regarding the interpretation of polices.  And adjusters need to know how to evaluate an earthquake claim.”

The Storm after the Storm

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-sandy-60-minutes-fraud-investigation/

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When Hurricane Sandy made its way towards the East Coast in the fall of 2012, residents knew it could be devastating. What they didn't expect was just how bad Sandy turned out to be: 117 deaths, and damage estimated at more than $60 billion, second only to Katrina.

Now two and a half years later, Sandy victims have been hit by something else they didn't expect, the storm after the storm. Many of them say they have been cheated out of their insurance claims. Thousands of claims have still not been resolved and there is evidence that many homeowners were victims of what appears to be wide-scale fraud where original damage reports were later changed to make it look like the damage wasn't as bad. Making matters worse, appeals to the federal agency in charge of all of this, FEMA, went nowhere.

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Weather Discussions

Hurricane Douglas may impact the Hawaiian Islands

Based on the latest reports and the current track it looks like Hurricane Douglas may impact the Hawaiian Islands.  Have you had an assignment on the Islands?   I have and there are som

Posted: 07/23/2020 2:34 PM Replies: 0

Hail damage photos

Anyone able to share hail damage photos to a roof for personal study and research? I would greatly appreciate it.. The more the better please share! Thank you.

Posted: 06/23/2017 9:06 PM Replies: 0

Flood Adjuster Survey

To All Flood Adjusters. Please take the time to take a 15 question survey by Flood Professional Claims Association. YOUR participation is APPRECIATED. Please click the link below: FloodPCA Survey

Posted: 12/01/2016 10:24 AM Replies: 1

Mod Bit Damaged or Toast?

OK I have attached pics of the roof I just looked at, I also included pic of spatter. I am pretty confident that the roof is just toast but I want opinions. I don't normally 2nd guess myself and don't

Posted: 02/08/2016 9:40 AM Replies: 5

Happy 1st day of the 2014 hurricane season!

So, NOAA says it will be a slow year, but they said last year would be crazy busy too, so we will see.    Anyway, stay safe out there, and happy new year from all of us at Accelerated :)

Posted: 06/01/2014 2:33 AM Replies: 5

5 Ways Claims Adjusters can prepare for Catastrophe Claims

The 2014 catastrophe season is almost upon us - so as a claims adjuster, are you ready? For many, the beginning of summer means relaxation and vacations, but if you’re an adjuster then summer us

Posted: 05/19/2014 1:06 PM Replies: 2

Flood Adjuster Qualifications Question?

I've heard there's a "number of years waiver" for former military personnel. The number of years is 4 consecutive, I've heard the military waiver makes it 1 year. Does anyone know if this is true.

Posted: 03/20/2014 4:58 AM Replies: 4

2014 Hurricane Season

From Tyler Stanfield's WunderBlog "Overview of the 2014 Season With the increasing odds of an El Nino event developing by the peak of the 2014 hurricane season, unfavorable conditions will likely

Posted: 03/06/2014 5:34 PM Replies: 12

Flood related to fires

At my last NFIP certification class the instructor mentioned something about floods that are related to fires, he flashed something on the screen, maybe it was a new rule or guideline and he seemed to

Posted: 02/28/2014 7:59 PM Replies: 5

big LA buildings right on earthquake faults

who knew? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-developments-straddle-quake-fault-maps-20140108,0,4483475.story#axzz2pq5YLgxE 

Posted: 01/08/2014 6:39 PM Replies: 3

Philippines Deployment

Has any one heard of US based firms deploying adjusters to help out in the Philippines?  If so, which ones and where can I apply?

Posted: 11/12/2013 12:07 PM Replies: 3

2013 Hurricane Season - Will we have a Cane?

So far we have not had any hurricanes, the media is stating that the 2013 season could set a new record for the latest season to have a hurricane form.   In recent history the latest first h

Posted: 09/04/2013 1:05 PM Replies: 19

CAT 94 4/2/13

Attending CAT 94 in Central Texas. Like Ray Hall always said............................. if your not working hail on Easter, Mother's Day, etc........... And Oh, the Applebee's parking lot guys are

Posted: 04/06/2013 3:26 PM Replies: 1

Question about wildfire claim

Hi everyone, I am relatively new to the field--starting my "second career"--and I am assisting with my first wildfire claim. The homeowners live about 100 feet from a substantial burn area

Posted: 01/23/2013 12:32 PM Replies: 6

Flood Macros for Xactimate

Anyone have flood macros for Xactimate?  I'm working in Long Island and it would save me so much time if I had good macros.

Posted: 11/30/2012 8:59 AM Replies: 4

2020 Hurricane Storm Names

  •  Arthur 
  •  Bertha
  •  Cristobal
    510 PM CDT Sun Jun 07 2020
    CENTER OF CRISTOBAL MAKES LANDFALL IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
      Satellite, radar, and surface data indicate that the center of
      Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall at 500 PM CDT (2200 UTC)
      along the coast of southeast Louisiana between the mouth of the
      Mississippi River and Grand Isle.  Maximum sustained winds were
      estimated near 50 mph (85 km/h) with a minimum central pressure of
      992 mb (29.29 inches).
  •  Dolly
  •  Edouard
  •  Fay
  •  Gonzalo
  •  Hanna
    Hurricane Hanna Tropical Cyclone Update
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 
    500 PM CDT Sat Jul 25 2020
    ...5 PM CDT POSITION UPDATE...
    ...HANNA MAKES LANDFALL ON PADRE ISLAND TEXAS...
    
    The eye of Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, at 
    500 PM CDT (2200 UTC) about 15 miles (20 km) north of Port 
    Mansfield, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 km/h).
    ...HANNA MAKES A SECOND LANDFALL IN KENEDY COUNTY TEXAS...
    
    Hanna has made a second landfall at 615 PM CDT (2315 UTC) in 
    eastern Kenedy County, Texas, about 15 miles (25 km) north-northwest 
    of Port Mansfield, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 
    km/h).
    
  •  Isaias
  •  Josephine
  •  Kyle
  •  Laura
  •  Marco
  •  Nana
  •  Omar
  •  Paulette
  •  Rene
  •  Sally
  •  Teddy
  •  Vicky
  •  Wilfred

Some Notable Cane Activity since we have been online

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