When is Hurricane Season? Though tropical storms and hurricanes can form year-round, most brew during the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year. Inexpensive ways to prepare before hurricane season. Install a surge protector. Power surges are common during a storm and can damage appliances or electronics. Adding a surge protector will help protect your electrical panel at a low cost. Cover your air conditioner.