Well it certainly appears that the 2006 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Season is well on its way and the islands off the coast of Africa tell it like they see it. The Cape Verde Islands right off the coast of Africa see the hot air coming off the African Continent meet the ocean and begin to form what will often become Hurricanes. Each year as the weather shifts the strong winds coming off the coast of Africa and pass over the Cape Verde Islands signaling the state of the Cape Verde Hurricane Season. A season within a Season if you will.
Many of the most deadly Hurricanes are in August and September the warmest time of the year and the time when local ocean surface temperatures of the coast of the United States are at their warmest. In fact if we take a look at Hurricane Ernesto as it crumbled and re-formed and then struck landfall again in South Carolina we can see this case in point.
The Cape Verde Hurricane Season will be noticed well into October and we can expect more Hurricanes, whose origins start out there by the Cape Verde Islands to hit eventually hit the United States and make landfall. How many more Hurricanes will we get in the 2006 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Season? Well no one knows for sure but the number now being kicked around is 4-5. So consider all this in 2006.