Hurricane Season

AMD Supply is a top-rated supplier of hurricane shutters throughout Florida. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th with the majority of storm activity in Florida happening between August and October, with September being the peak month for hurricane activity in Florida.

Here are some important terms you may hear during Florida’s annual hurricane season:

  • Tropical Storm Watch: Tropical storm conditions are possible in the area.
  • Hurricane Watch: Hurricane conditions are possible in the area.
    Watches are issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm-force winds.
  • Tropical Storm Warning: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the area.
  • Hurricane Warning: Hurricane conditions are expected in the area. Warnings are issued 36 hours in advance of tropical storm-force winds.
  • Eye: Clear, sometimes well-defined center of the storm with calmer conditions.
  • Eye Wall: Surrounding the eye, contains some of the most severe weather of the storm with the highest wind speed and largest precipitation.
  • Rain Bands: Bands coming off the cyclone that produce severe weather conditions such as heavy rain, wind, and tornadoes.
  • Storm Surge: An often underestimated and deadly result of ocean water swelling as a result of a landfalling storm, and quickly flooding coastal and sometimes areas further inland.
During hurricane season in Florida, make sure to visit the National Hurricane Center website for up-to-date information about potential hurricanes.
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