Regardless of hurricane predictions, officials urge preparation

Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

“So the people in Homestead, Fla.,” Bacon said, “did not care that it was a quiet year.”

ColoradoStateresearchers will update their initial forecast twice, once in June and a second time in August. Other long-term predictions, including a forecast from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, will be released closer to the start of the season.

But for officials, preparations will continue as normal.

“Your astrologer or your stockbroker, they’re trying to predict something in the future, and you can’t do it with certainty. Weather’s the same way, but arguably with more chaotic systems,” Bacon said. “It’s better than it used to be, but it’s not an exact science, so it’s best to always get your planning and preparation going.” 

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