Brian NorcrossEveryone is asking if the hurricane season is over for the United States.

As of September 25, Bryan Norcross, hurricane specialist for The Weather Channel, reported we had seen 14 named storms which resulted in 8 hurricanes. One of those being a category 3 or higher. How do those numbers compare to the past?

Since 1966 the average has been 8 named storms with 4 becoming hurricanes and one of those being a category 3 or higher.  So we’ve had a pretty active year so far.

If you look at the statistics since 1950, you will see distribution of named storms as follows.

6% in June
8% in July
27% in August
34% in September
17% in October
5% in November

As expected, the greatest activity is in August and September.  But don’t count out October storms as they represent the 3rd most active month.  Bryan Norcross is predicting 3 named storms with 1 being a hurricane and 1 a category 3 or higher in the months of October and November this year.

As they saying goes….It’s only over when it’s over. The main message to us as adjusters is to be ready and be prepared.  It only takes one storm to change everything.


Bob Kramer has been an adjuster for several years, and shares from real property adjusting field experience.  He writes for active and aspiring claims adjusters, sharing How-To information and stories from the field.  His goal is to help adjusters become effective and profitable.