Colorado State University Forecasting an Above Normal 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hello to all…

Colorado State University has put out their seasonal hurricane forecast on Thursday April 2nd and they are expecting an above normal hurricane season. Given the current COVID-19 crisis, this will bear close watching as resources across the nation and around the world are absorbed coping with this current crisis. While it is hoped the COVID-19 crisis will settle down a bit by summer, there will likely be the potential for disaster fatigue among the various disaster response agencies both governmental and non-governmental at the local, regional and national level and if COVID-19 continues through the summer, resources nationally will be stretched to even further limits. If the hurricane season is active with multiple landfalling hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, this will take additional resources to manage that may not be available. This will be a question of the month and a topic for our monthly VoIP Hurricane Net this month tonight at 8 PM.

You can see the Colorado State University seasonal hurricane outlook schedule at the following link:

A link to the extended range forecast issued on 4/2/20 is available at the following link:

The next update of the seasonal forecast from CSU will be available on June 4th, 2020. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor the seasonal hurricane outlook as well as the continued impacts of COVID-19 across the country. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and continues to practice social distancing. We hope to hear many folks on the net tonight. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net