WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Outside of June's category 2 Hurricane Alex, it would appear the 2010 hurricane season is off to a somewhat slow start. However even though we are now almost a month and a half into hurricane season, climatologically we are only about ten percent through hurricane season.
Most years June and July are fairly quiet in the tropical Atlantic. However the season usually ramps up very rapidly once August arrives up until hurricane season peaks around September 10. With ninety percent of the season yet to go, August approaching, and favorable tropical conditions across most of the Atlantic you can be sure tropical activity will heat up in the coming weeks.
Now is the time to prepare for hurricane season if you haven't. One thing you can do is pick up a WECT 2010 Hurricane Survival Guide at participating Lowe's Food Stores or at the WECT studios. In the guide there is information on assembling a hurricane survival kit. We also have more information at our First Alert Hurricane Center.