Thursday, May 28

Today, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will receive a briefing on the 2020 hurricane season.

Last week, the forecasters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center announced their expectation of a 60% chance for an above normal season of hurricane activity. They predict a range of 13 to 19 storms with winds of 39 mph or higher, up to half of which are forecasted to turn into hurricanes.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, “As Americans focus their attention on a safe and healthy reopening of our country, it remains critically important that we also remember to make the necessary preparations for the upcoming hurricane season.”

Dr. Neil Jacobs, acting NOAA administrator, said, “Our skilled forecasters, coupled with upgrades to our computer models and observing technologies, will provide accurate and timely forecasts to protect life and property.” 

The Atlantic hurricane season begins officially June 1 and runs through the end of November.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump as he considers the information on hurricane season.
  • For discernment for the president and his administration as they incorporate the data into plans to reopen the economy.
  • For the leaders of the NOAA and the National Weather Service as they evaluate conditions and patterns for storms.
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