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This page is no longer being used for my weekly predictions which I have done since 2001. Due to the amount of time required every Monday to go through all of the forecast models and other weather maps, I have decided to eliminate the weekly predictions. My track record was pretty good with an average seasonal subjective rating of 65.24% while sometimes going against model data. By eliminating the weekly predictions it allows me to spend more time focusing on updating hurricanecity.com and producing my tropical update videos as well as the hurricane watch and warning shows. The commentary below may be updated in the event of a major hurricane threat so keep checking back.
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Since 2003 I have been making city predictions every June 1st for what cities and islands I think will be affected during the hurricane season which runs from june 1st through November 30th. I use a simple mathematical formula to calculate which locations are at a high threat or moderate threat by using past data going back to the late 1800s. There are several factors involved with making my picks so let me go over a few of them so you have a better understanding of my process. I usually wait until late May to start my calculations so that I have a good understanding of the upcoming environment for the season. The cities chosen are pulled from the 152 locations in the hurricanecity database. The first important criteria is whether it will be above average, average or below average for Atlantic Basin tropical activity. A busy season can often result in certain areas being at high risk versus others. A slower season has a whole different set of cities that would make my top 20. The second criteria is considering whether a city or island is due or overdue for a named storm which you can see on any database city page. An overdue city would be higher on my list than one that is due and of course one that is not due would only make the list if a particular trend stands out. For those that think return rates do not matter consider that only 5 to 7% of the locations in the city database are overdue in any season.The third criteria is whether a location is due or overdue for a hurricane, which does not happen very often. The fourth criteria are for trends, for example if a city like Miami has a trend of getting hit by a tropical storm followed by a hurricane strike 3 years later and this has happened several times, its high on the list and may be near the top even if it is not due or overdue.The fifth criteria are weather stats such as a history of a dry spell followed by a named storm etc;there are too many examples to list here. If your city is not predicted this does not mean you wont be affected. Every year there are always locations that will be hit that I do not pick, but if you are on the list especially the top 5 it might be a good idea to be prepared.
My picks for the 2011 season released on June 1st for a named storm coming within 60 miles(yellowed locations indicate they were affected)