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WebSitePulse 2018 Hurricane Season Web Performance and Uptime Report Intro

The Atlantic hurricane season has started and is consist of formation of tropical cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere, more precisely in the Atlantic basin. It is an ongoing event and will officially end on November 30, 2018, however the most intense cyclones are expected to end by the end of October.

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season was predicted to be near to above average with 14–18 named storms, 7–11 hurricanes, and 3–5 major hurricanes. However, on July 2, CSU updated their forecast lowering their numbers again to 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane, citing the continued cooling in the Atlantic and an increasing chance of El Niño forming later in the year.

The 2018 Pacific hurricane season has also started. It is also an ongoing event officially ending on November 30, but once again the most intense cyclones are expected to end by the end of October.

The Pacific hurricane season for this year is forecasted near- to above-average season with total of 18 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes to develop.

For 13th consecutive year WebSitePulse will provide free monitoring and notifications during 2018 hurricane season to 5 of the most popular websites that present their users with real-time forecasts, emergency information and donation opportunities in times of hurricanes, floods, and other natural or man-caused disasters.

The WebSitePulse Performance Reports will measure the websites’ uptime and response time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation, critical for the End Users' overall online experience. Measurements of web transactions will be made every 15 minutes, simultaneously from 3 different monitoring locations. In-depth analytical information is also collected and stored in the WebSitePulse system for future references.