Columbus Weather: Hurricane Season 2013

by Maureen McCabe on June 2, 2013

Russ Perlowski who tweets as Tampa Real Estate shared news about Hurricane Season 2013 on Twitter on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  “Hurricane season starts”

Hurricane 2013 Season
Russ, a real estate agent in the Tampa area shared a link to a CBS News story that says:

“Batten down the hatches: In the wake of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s prediction that 2013 will be an “active or extremely active” hurricane season, a new report finds that more than 4.2 million American homes are at risk of storm-surge damage – with Florida and New York leading the pack. That includes about 1 million U.S. homes in “high risk” areas.”

Hurricane Season starts June 1.   The original Columbus Best Blog (not this site) was born during hurricane Katrina in 2005.  The Internet has made tornadoes in Oklahoma, last years ‘Super Storm Sandy’  and every storm so real even miles away.

The 2013 Atlantic Storm Names

  • Andrea
  • Barry
  • Chantal
  • Dorian
  • Erin
  • Fernand
  • Gabrielle
  • Humberto
  • Ingrid
  • Jerry
  • Karen
  • Lorenzo
  • Melissa
  • Nestor
  • Olga
  • Pablo
  • Rebekah
  • Sebastien
  • Tanya
  • Van
  • Wendy


There are name lists on the NOAA site (there’s a link to the site below) for Atlantic storms from 2013 to 2018.  Names are on a six year cycle but are retired if the storms are particularly tragic.  Never again will a storm be named Katrina or Sandy.

Columbus weather

Huntington Park Rainbow Arena District Columbus Ohio

Out in the middle of the cornfields in Ohio, we are not usually affected by hurricanes… are we?  Well except Ike in September 2008… the winds that blew north on a Sunday afternoon and wreaked havoc in central Ohio.  Oh and we had rain from the remains of Isaac in 2012.

Isaac: Columbus Weather  The post about the remnants of  Isaac  is dated September 2, 2012.

Columbus is too far inland to be affected by most tropical storms and hurricanes.  So far in spring, 2013 Columbus has fared very well with tornadoes and any big storms.    We are in the midst of a mild tornado season.

NOAA 2013 hurricane season prediction

“For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher.)”

That is a quote, for more read the May 23, 2013 article titled “NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season” on the NOAA site.

CoreLogic: Storm Surge Report

The CBS News article includes a link to information about 2013 hurricanes from CoreLogic.  CoreLogic did a report available for download (downloading the Hurricane Season 2013 report signs you up to receive their newsletter) called the “2013 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report.” CoreLogic is a residential property data analytics service provider.  Interesting reading the CoreLogic report is specifically about storm surge… says:

“The 2013 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report examines single-family residential structures (homes) exposed to potential hurricane-driven storm-surge damage along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts in the U.S, including an evaluation of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. “

CoreLogic did reports in 2011 and 2012 as well as the prediction for 2013.  It would be interesting to read and see what they predicted in 2012.  The two memorable hurricanes in 2012 were Hurricane Isaac which hit the gulf coast last summer ( rain came through Columbus from Isaac’s leftovers on September 2, 2012 ) and of course Sandy which hit New York, New Jersey and surrounding states in October 2012.

The 2013 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report says of Hurricane Sandy

“the estimated $50 billion in destruction and 72 lives lost to Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast”

More about Columbus, Ohio weather

June 29, 2012 the storm hits Lewis Center area

Columbus Severe Weather: There’s an App for That

Rain Rain Go Away: Frankenstorm  Our rain in central Ohio was not related to Super Storm Sandy in October 2012.

Columbus Weather 2012 : a derecho says:

“Yesterday was quite a storm in central Ohio.  On the news they said 82 mile an hour winds were recorded in Dublin.  I was in Delaware County in the Lewis Center area at New England Homes when the storm hit just after 5:00. We ran around the front yard and grabbed signs and flags about 4:50.  Too bad we did not check car windows being up. Live and learn!”

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