The NOAA winter forecast is available on their website at NOAA.gov. On the site, you can find the complete nontechnical forecast within the current U.S. Winter Outlook.
Geography dictates the start of hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Atlantic starts June 1. Hurricane season in the North Pacific begins May 15. According to the U.S. National Weather Service, 99 percent of all hurricanes occur within these periods.
According to NOAA's National Hurricane Center, the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins on May 15 and ends November 30. It also runs from May 15 through November 30 in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone with sustained winds reaching speeds of at least 74 miles per hour, according to The Weather Channel. Hurricanes are classified on a scale of 1 to 5 using the scale Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
On the Atlantic Ocean side of Mexico, hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30. The official hurricane season on the Pacific Ocean side of Mexico begins on May 15 and also ends on Nov. 30.
The length of the hurricane season is June 1 to Nov. 30 for the Atlantic, but it begins on May 15 for the Eastern Pacific. Hurricanes build up over warm water in the ocean and gain strength to make landfall.
Florida hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 31. The dates indicate hurricane season for land that touches the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea are included in this time frame as well.