Friday, June 21, 2013
"Active or Extremely Active" Hurricane Season Forecast
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an "active or extremely active" 2013 hurricane season. The agency says there is a 70 per cent chance of having between 13 and 20 named storms, of which seven to eleven may become hurricanes and three to six may be major hurricanes (category 3 or higher). The average is 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. At press time in mid-June, there had already been two named storms. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.