September 10 marked the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, the day that there is most likely be a tropical storm or hurricane in the Atlantic basin. And right now, meteorologists are keeping an eye on seven systems in the Atlantic, ranging from tropical storms down to tropical disturbances.
It’s been a busy season so far and now several offshore drilling platforms are hunkering down for their second potential hurricane in less than a month, as a strengthening Tropical Storm Sally heads toward the Louisiana coast.
“September 10th – the peak of Atlantic hurricane season – on the same day it was announced that weather conditions had flipped to La Niña,” said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData. “It means below normal sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean… it could lead to more frequent and stronger hurricanes for the end of the Atlantic Hurricane season. We’ve already had a record and it loos like that could extend into October.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– Which storms currently pose a threat to the energy industry
– How the industry is faring this season compared to other hurricane seasons
– What happens when we run out of hurricane names