- On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.
- In a statement, NOAA explained that its forecasters predict a 45% chance of an above-normal season, a 35% chance of a near-normal season and just a 20% chance of a below-normal season, which runs from June 1 through November 30.
- According to the NOAA , there could be between 11-17 named storms, which only
qualify for naming if winds are 39 mph or higher.
- Of those, an estimated
5-9 could become hurricanes, including 2-4 major hurricanes, which
means winds would be at or above 111 mph.
- That’s potentially far greater
than the average hurricane season, which produces 12 named storms. Read more (5/25/17)