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NOAA's 2015 Hurricane Season Forecast: What to Expect

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

According to predictions released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center, the East Coast is likely to get off easy this hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The same can't be said, however, on the Pacific.

NOAA is predicting that along the Atlantic, there will be a 70 percent likelihood of six to 11 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which between three and six could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher). At most, two of those are expected to become major hurricanes, defined as Category 3, 4 or 5, characterized by winds of 111 mph or higher.

"The main factor expected to suppress the hurricane season this year is El Niño, which is already affecting wind and pressure patterns, and is forecast to last through the hurricane season," said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. "El Niño may also intensify as the season progresses, and is expected to have its greatest influence during the peak months of the season. We also expect sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic to be close to normal, whereas warmer waters would have supported storm development."

El Niño is a cyclic climate phenomenon that involves both the ocean and the atmosphere. One of its hallmarks is warmer-than-average sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Although the El Niño fizzled last winter, the pool of warm water stuck around this spring and strengthened into a full-blown event.

This season's first storm, Tropical Storm Ana, came ashore in the Carolinas earlier this month, bringing rain from Virginia to South Carolina. It did not cause any major problems.

While a below-normal season is likely in Atlantic, there is still a 10 percent chance of an above-normal season.

"A below-normal season doesn't mean we're off the hook. As we've seen before, below-normal seasons can still produce catastrophic impacts to communities," said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., referring to the 1992 season in which only seven named storms formed, yet the first was Andrew - a Category 5 Major Hurricane that devastated south Florida.

It's been 11 years since the historic 2004 hurricane season, when four hurricanes affected Florida for the first time since record-keeping began: Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. There were 15 named storms that season, nine of which were hurricanes. But those four hurricanes remain among the top 10 costliest hurricanes to hit the U.S.

The past few years have been quiet, with last year considered "a relatively quiet season" and the year before being unique for being the first Atlantic hurricane season since 1968 to feature no storms of at least Category 2 intensity. In 2013, NOAA wrongly projected an active season.

It will be a different story for the Eastern Pacific and Central Pacific basins this year.

For the Eastern Pacific hurricane basin, NOAA's 2015 outlook is for a 70 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season. That outlook calls for a 70 percent probability of 15 to 22 named storms, of which seven to 12 are expected to become hurricanes, including five to eight major hurricanes. For the Central Pacific hurricane basin, NOAA's outlook is for a 70 percent chance of an above-normal season with five to eight tropical cyclones likely.

As it gears up for the hurricane season, NOAA said it is introducing a new prototype storm surge watch/warning graphic from NOAA's National Hurricane Center, intended to highlight areas along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States that have a significant risk of life-threatening inundation by storm surges from a tropical cyclone.

The new graphic will introduce the concept of a watch or warning specific to the storm surge hazard - often the greatest threat to life and property from a tropical cyclone.

Also new this season is a higher resolution version (2 km near the storm area) of NOAA's Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting model, thanks to the upgrades to operational computing.

FEMA officials, meanwhile, used the arrival of the hurricane season to advise coastal residents to be prepared. Among other things it called for people to "develop a family communications plan, build an emergency supply kit for your home and take time to learn evacuation routes for your area."

"It only takes one hurricane or tropical storm making landfall in your community to significantly disrupt your life," said FEMA Deputy Administrator Joseph Nimmich. "Everyone should take action now to prepare themselves and their families for hurricanes and powerful storms. "

To learn more how to prepare for hurricane or tropical storm, contact South Shore Generator.


Installing Your Home Generator - Wareham MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 26, 2015

Where do I start?

One thing to keep in mind: this is not a DIY project. It all begins with a home visit with a residential generator specialist.

They’ll help you choose the perfect size generator, the right fuel source and the best installation locations for your generator and transfer switch.

What’s involved?

Most installations take a day or two. And your KOHLER dealer will take care of it all. They’ll coordinate a team of licensed electricians and pipefitters to make sure the job’s done right. Here’s how it works:

Here’s how it works:

  1. The electrician will install your transfer switch first.
  2. After that's installed, the team will move your generator in place.
  3. Electric lines will then be connected from your transfer switch to your generator.
  4. Once electric is hooked up, your pipefitter will make the proper connections from the fuel source to the generator.
  5. After electric and fuel is hooked up, your generator is ready to start and protect your business.

How much will it cost?

Installation costs vary significantly from home to home due to the ease/difficulty of installing your fuel source (propane or natural gas). A simple installation can start at $2,000, but costs may be substantially more based on individual situations. We recommend a professional site survey for a more accurate quote. What about permits?

Kick your feet up and rest easy. Your KOHLER dealer will handle all local permits and ordinances so you don’t have to. If you want to schedule a home visit, get a quote or just want to talk to a professional from South Shore Generator.


Residential Generators Take Care of Homes when There is Power Outage - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 22, 2015

It seems as though severe storms stride more often and when we least expect them. As our population tends to be less tolerant of a lack of power, residential power generators play a more significant role in every homes in Massachusetts. Portable generators are strategically engineered in order to serve as a reliable and durable alternative source of power during emergencies.

We have become more dependent on electricity and less tolerant of long power outages mostly because of the electronic gadgets and appliances we have become reliant on at home which need electricity to function.

Inconvenience in various forms is felt even during short power interruptions. But blackouts no longer need to lead to spoiled food or uncomfortable living spaces. Residential generators in Wareham, MA can safely and effectively provide emergency backup power during downtime. It is important that you determine the specific electric power requirement of your home because accurate generator sizing will help ensure that you can respond to blackouts easily and provide enough power until all issues have been addressed.

In addition to residential generators, experts recommend purchasing an automatic transfer switch that connects the generator to the circuit box of your home. So when a power outage occurs, you can have immediate power and still have a comfortable home even when your main source experience failures.

To find out more about your options for residential generators, contact South Shore Generator.

Northeast Building & Facilities Management Show & Conference 2015

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 11, 2015

ProExpos Group is proud to present the 10th annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference. This event will feature over 300 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 42 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning. IFMA provides CFM's, AFE provides CEU's & BOMI provides CPD's for all 42 Conference Talks. Click here for more details.

Boston Convention Center
415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

Show Location within center: Hall B-2
Our Booth Number: 632

Platinum Booth: 10’ Wide X 10’ Deep

Show Dates:
Wednesday June 17th 12:00PM until 4:00PM (Post Show party at concession from 4PM to 5PM)
Thursday June 18th 12:00PM until 3:00PM

Residential Power Generators Watch Your Back as They Function in Optimum Performance - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 11, 2015

To ensure safety, have your residential power generator installed by a professional. This keeps your home and family prepared for any unexpected event or emergency in which a loss of power can be stressful or aggravating.

Quality residential generators in Wareham, MA watch your back as they function at optimum performance no matter what challenge you might face at home during a power outage. However, do not make the common mistake of trying to install a generator without the assistance of a professional. You can run the risk of ruining valuable electronics and end up powerless during downtime. Without proper installation, chances are that your warranty will also be void and therefore rendered worthless. It costs very little to hire a professional to install a standby generator at home, and it could potentially save your life and your property.

Sales of generators have surged in recent years. Don’t be one of those households where the lights are out during a power interruption. This can be very inconvenient. Without electricity during repairs is inconvenient, frustrating and can often cost you money in lost food or a disabled alarm system. When choosing the right residential generator, it is always best to consult an expert because your ability to respond to a loss of power depends on having the right generator.

For more details, contact South Shore Generator.

Automatic Transfer Switches for Standby Generators Ensure Electric Loads are Automatically Transferred to Restore Power in Your Commercial Space - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 05, 2015

Standby generators in Wareham, MA provide enough power to keep your business up and running during downtime. The power supply in your location can be interrupted by several factors. Regardless of the reasons for a power interruption, it is best that you have a reliable power generating unit in place to assist you when an unfortunate and unplanned even happens.

With standby generators, you can be confident that you will have emergency backup power that is needed for certain equipment that is critical to your business in order to continue operating as it should. Each unit is strategically configured and manufactured for optimum performance and reliability.

Various configurations with multiple features are available to meet your specific power needs. In fact, automatic transfer switches for generators have been developed and are available in the market to improve the function of these power generating units. When the power is interrupted from your local electric utility causing power outages, transfer switches allow your standby generators to turn on automatically. This means that even if you are not there during a power outage, you can be confident that electric loads will be transferred to restore power in your commercial space.

To find out more about standby generators and their distinct specifications, contact the South Shore Generator.

Winco Residential Generators Supply Power When Your Main Source Fails - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 02, 2015

With a residential power generator in place, you will never have to worry about how to keep your food from spoiling, your pipes from freezing, your basement from flooding, or simply how to survive a day or more without electric power. It functions to minimize inconvenience and discomfort whenever there is an unexpected power interruption.

Residential generators in Wareham, MA act like mini power plants that are always ready to turn on automatically in any event of a power outage whether you are at home or not. Investing in them is relatively small compared to the cost of damage you would incur if you do not have them in your house and an interruption in your main source occurs.

Because every home is unique, the Winco residential generators come in a wide array of power loads in order to deliver the right amount of backup power as quiet and as quick as possible. They can provide power for your air conditioner, fridge, heating system, sump pump, and a few lights thereby helping you get through the tough times until the electric grid is repaired.

In trying to figure out how big the generator must be or where exactly to put it at home, consult the experts of South Shore Generator.

Generac Residential Generators Supply Substitute Power to Homes in Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 01, 2015

The need for residential power generators has increased as our lives have become even more dependent on technology. With residential generators in place, you can be confident that your home appliances can still run even during power outages.

Power interruptions are caused by various reasons and can put you and your family’s lives at risk. During power outages, it is a good idea to rent residential generators in Wareham, MA. You need them for more than just basic convenience and comfort. You may not a generator to power the entire house, but you can choose reliable generators to power those systems that you cannot afford not to be without like alarm systems to ensures your security and the refrigerator in order to keep your food safe and fresh during the absence of electric power.

Generac residential generators come in distinct power capacities in order to deliver the emergency backup power required in every home in Wareham. Each is manufactured in a manner that specifically ensures highly satisfactory quality. These rental generators are set and ready to go during any loss of electric power. They provide you with the assistance you need until the power is back.

To find out more about residential generators that can supply substitute power for your home, contact South Shore Generator.


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