Hurricane season is almost here, as is AccuWeather’s Hurricane TV special
With the official start of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, the AccuWeather TV network’s hurricane special is just around the corner. The special presentation will air on Tuesday, June 1st at 8 p.m. EDT (the first official day of the Atlantic hurricane season) on the AccuWeather TV Network. This Hurricane Special follows last year’s AccuWeather Hurricane Town Hall, which was executive produced by Jim Proeller, top producer on the AccuWeather TV Network. Proeller is also responsible for the production of this year’s special. “As the premier source of weather news and information for people who want to stay in the know, we have created a full 360 degree program that shows the forecast for the start of the hurricane season as different perspectives to give businesses the opportunity to prepare, and people, to protect their families, “Proeller said. The 2020 hurricane season was a memorable one with 30 named storms – the highest recorded for the Atlantic Basin in a year. For the second time in history, forecasters have blown the entire English alphabet and had to use the Greek alphabet to continue naming the storms. The hour-long television event last year featured veteran meteorologists, emergency management officials, senior government officials and business leaders, all of whom discussed the unique challenges that hurricane season would bring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APP. This year’s Hurricane City Hall will continue the path of expert knowledge on hurricane preparedness and how individuals can stay safe and protect their homes and property. Some of the featured guests and experts that viewers will hear from include Dan Kottlowski, Lead Hurricane Forecaster at AccuWeather; Director of the National Hurricane Center Ken Graham; New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell; Hurricane Katrina Incident Commander Col. Terry Ebbert; and director of the New Orleans Office for Homeland Security and Emergency Management Collin Arnold. “The well-rounded list of experts from various disciplines who join us helps illustrate the far-reaching effects of dangerous tropical weather and provides practical useful information to prepare our audiences for hurricanes early in the season,” said Proeller. Viewers can also expect to see some stories that touch the strength of the human mind when attempting experiences like hurricanes, Proeller said. “We are excited to present an in-depth special presentation that shows key prep stories as well as the heroes who emerge after a storm. We have a lot of information to help us determine what has been learned from the 2020 season, which will be key areas Focused on for 2021? “he added. A satellite image showing Tropical Storm Ana, the first named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season to move across the open ocean. (NOAA) While the upcoming hurricane season may not be last season’s record-breaking rush, AccuWeather forecasters say it will still be an above-average year for tropical activity. AccuWeather’s tropical forecasting team expects 16 to 20 named storms and seven to 10 hurricanes this season, three to five of which are considered major hurricanes reaching either Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Although the hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1st, the Atlantic has already seen some tropical activity. On Saturday, the sub-tropical storm Ana formed in the Atlantic, 200 miles northeast of Bermuda, which briefly expanded into a tropical storm. Ana had already been downgraded to Tropical Depression by Sunday evening. Make sure to tune in to the AccuWeather TV network at 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 1st to watch the special, and then visit AccuWeather.com for more information and highlights from the event. Check back often at AccuWeather.com and keep up to date with DirecTV, Frontier, Spectrum, FuboTV, Philo and Verizon Fios on the AccuWeather network.