First Alert Weather - Preparing for the Storm

Listen for county-by-county tips to prepare your family and property.

Jacksonville, Fl — The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season is underway June 1 - November 30. This year’s NOAA outlook for the season predicts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season.

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NOAA is forecasting a range of 12 to 17 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).

Resources: WOKV Hurricane Guide

Southwest Florida is only months into the cleanup and recovery from a new record storm, as Hurricane Ian is responsible for more than $109 billion in damage.

104.5 WOKV and the First Alert Weather Team are committed to providing accurate, timely, responsible reporting throughout the six-month hurricane season. In order to help you prepare, we have partnered with emergency preparedness leaders from Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

PODCAST: Duval County Emergency Preparedness Director

We have resources and important safety information in the WOKV Hurricane Guide. Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh updates his Talking the Tropics blog every day during the Atlantic hurricane season.

Rich Jones

Rich Jones, News 104.5 WOKV

Rich Jones is the Host of Jacksonville’s Morning News. Rich joined WOKV in October 2006. Rich is involved in many community organizations and causes. Rich and his wife, Noelle, have three children: Avery, Harper and Austen.

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