Even though this hurricane season is off to a rather slow start, it may start to change in the next week or two. According to Accuweather.com the conditions that inhibited tropical development are starting to wane. For the last several weeks, dust from the Sahara Desert has kept storms from forming in the eastern Atlantic.

Aside from an area of tropical showers that passed off the East Coast this weekend and an earlier tropical storm on the Gulf Coast there hasn’t been much activity.

But Accuweather reports that changes are in the works just in time for the historic peak season for hurricane development which begins today and will last into early October. The Sahara dust is now waning and water temperatures in the Atlantic and the Gulf are conducive to tropical storm development. A global analysis by Accuweather of the factors that result in hurricane develop in the Atlantic shows a peak in storm formation expected in late August and September.

WESR can help you prepEven though this hurricane season is off to a rather slow start, it may start to change in the next week or two.are with the extensive Hurricane Preparedness Guide sponsored by A&N Electric Co-op on Shoredailynews.com. It is the one place you can turn for all the information you need in case a storm threatens the Eastern Shore. Also there are printed versions available at dozens of locations up and down the Shore from the Bridge Tunnel to the Maryland Line. A full list of locations can be found here.

Eastern Shore Hurricane Survival Guide