NOAA predicts above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA predicts above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

La Nina and warmer-than-average ocean temperatures are major drivers of tropical activity

NOAA National Weather Service forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center predict above-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, predicts an 85% chance of an above-normal season, a 10% chance of a near-normal season and a 5% chance of a below-normal season.

NOAA is forecasting:

  • a range of 17 to 25 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher).
  • Of those, 8 to 13 are forecast to become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher),
  • including 4 to 7 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).
  • Forecasters have a 70% confidence in these ranges.

The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have above-normal activity due to a confluence of factors, including near-record warm ocean temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, development of La Nina conditions in the Pacific, reduced Atlantic trade winds and less wind shear, all of which tend to favor tropical storm formation.

To read more about NOAA National Weather Service Forecast:

Forecasters predicting ‘very active’ 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season
By NBC6 • Published April 4, 2024

Forecasters are predicting a “very active” 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, with 23 named storms and 11 hurricanes expected.
The hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30.

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Miami-Dade ending Miami Seaquarium’s lease

Miami-Dade County is ending the Miami Seaquarium’s lease and has ordered the facility to leave the property next month.

The office of Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava sent a “Notice of Termination of Lease” letter Thursday to Eduardo Albor, the president of park operator The Dolphin Company that manages the operations at the Miami Seaquarium.

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The singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, passed away at age 76

A statement released on his website and social media late Friday read, “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs. He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”

No cause of death was disclosed.

Jimmy’s Instagram account

Jimmy Buffett – 60 minutes Special Documentary

Margaritaville · Jimmy Buffett

Son Of A Son Of A Sailor – Jimmy Buffett

Come Monday

Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

Gorilla Carts – Multi-Purpose Garden Cart

Gorilla Carts GOR4PS Poly Dump Cart, Multi-Purpose Garden Wagon with Steel Frame, 4 cu ft, 600 lb Capacity

Gorilla Carts GOR4PS Poly Dump Cart, Multi-Purpose Garden Wagon with Steel Frame, 4 cu ft, 600 lb Capacity

I did not think this cart was going to be this amazing!

It was easy for me to assemble, the wheels are incredible and I really like the way the cart can dump its contents with a simple release. If you have a garden, do landscaping, or just need a small cart to haul things around, this is by far the best small wheel barrel/cart money can buy.

Gorilla Carts – Multi-Purpose Garden Wagon with Steel Frame, 4 cu ft, 600 lb Capacity

About this item

  • QUICK-RELEASE DUMPING & PNEUMATIC TIRES: Our patented quick-release dumping system allows you to unload with ease while the 10-inch pneumatic tires and tight-turning steering make it easy to maneuver over different terrain
  • STRAIGHT PULL HANDLE: The comfortable, straight pull handle makes hauling heavy loads of landscaping or gardening projects a breeze
  • 600 POUND CAPACITY: Tow all your essentials with this heavy-duty garden cart’s 600-pound capacity and 36″ x 20″ bed
  • HASSLE-FREE ASSEMBLY: This utility cart’s durable steel frame is easy to assemble while the sturdy poly tub is easy to clean and rust-resistant
  • YEARS OF QUALITY & INNOVATION: Gorilla Carts are designed for strength and performance to help get your projects done no matter the size, and have fun doing them; this yard cart has a 1-year warranty


South Florida Drone Photography

Do you need aerial views of your property or business in South Florida? Expert Stills, Videos, Video Editing

Do you need aerial views of your property or business?

  • Expert Stills
  • Videos
  • Video Editing
  • My company offers FAA certified drone services in the South Florida area.
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate (registered drone pilot) – Part 107 Small UAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Certification
  • Drones are registered with the FAA with a Small UAS Certificate of Registration
  • Started flying drones in 2018
  • TRUST – The Recreational UAS Safety Test – Completion Certificate
  • LAANC Night Operations Certificate – Part 107 Small UAS Recurrent Non-Part 61 Pilots – Course Number ALC-677

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Photography for Sale – Hillsboro Inlet

Photography For Sale:

Title: Hillsboro Inlet on a Beautiful Day
Photo by Lee SmithHillsboro Inlet on a Beautiful Day Photo by Lee Smith

On Sale: 35% off – Ready to ship
Regular price $400
On Sale for $260  plus Tax & Shipping (Continental US)

Custom Framed photographs – hand crafted Frame

  • The image is a 20″ X 30″ Photographic Paper Print
  • 2″ white matte
  • 24 1/2″ X 34 1/2″ Black Frame
  • Acrylic plexiglass
  • Ready to hang with a secured wire hanger

Item $260.00
Tax $18.20
Shipping $35.00
Total $$313.20

To order:
The “Hillsboro Inlet on a Beautiful Day” framed print is on sale for $260.00 – shipping & tax will be added

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The back of the print for wire hanging

Photography For Sale – Matheson Hammock

Photography For Sale:
Title: Matheson Hammock at Sunrise (Taken 2012)
Photo by Lee Smith
Frame size: 24 1/2″ X 34 1/2″ Black Frame w/ 2″ white Matting
Print size: 20″ X 30″
Acrylic Plexiglass, Hanger: secured Wire – Ready to hang
On sale: $329.25 – includes tax & shipping
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Photography For Sale - Actual photo Matheson Hammock Sunrise - Taken 2012
Actual photo image Matheson Hammock Sunrise – Taken 2012

Photography For Sale - Framed Matheson Hammock Sunrise - Taken 2012
Photography For Sale - Framed Matheson Hammock Sunrise - Taken 2012
Photography For Sale - Matheson Hammock Sunrise - Taken 2012

Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands

Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands with Colby Brown

Only 2 spots left!

Come join Colby Brown on this Norway Photo Workshop Adventure that you will never forget! We will explore one of the most amazing winter photography locations on the planet, Norway’s own Lofoten Islands. Located above the arctic circle, these islands are home to some of the most spectacular seascapes in Europe. Additionally, because of its latitude, you have a greater chance to see the Northern Lights here than most places on the planet. During our 7 day adventure, we will split our focus between the famous town of Reine and the mountainous beaches of Leknes. This will put your right at the heart of some of the most incredible photographic location in the world!

Trip Dates: February 18th – 25th, 2023
Group Size: 10
Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate

Our photo adventure in the Lofoten Islands will base just outside the town of Leknes for the duration of our workshop. There are multiple daily flights from Oslo to the Leknes Airport (LKN), giving you plenty of options to choose from when it comes to getting to this incredible part of the world. We will be staying in a series of fully renovated Rorbuer cabins that come equipped with not only private bathrooms in each room (with heated floors), but a living room area and full kitchen. It is here that we will make our own meals each night, allowing all participants to not only choose what they wish to eat, but save a little money in the process (eating out in Norway is VERY expensive).

  • Chasing the northern lights at night
  • Exploring a series of incredible fjords, beaches, inlets, lakes and mountain scenes
  • We will spend time photographing a number of the gorgeous red and yellow cabins that line the fjords
  • The Lofoten Islands are a photographers paradise
  • One of my favorite places to photograph in the winter.

To learn more about this fabulous workshop adventure to Norway, please visit: