Tuesday, April 13, 2021

NOAA Redefines "Average" Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is redefining what constitutes an "average" Atlantic hurricane season, based on the average number of storms in the past 30 years. 

The previous 30-year average was 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. The "new normal," according to NOAA, will be 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and (still) 3 major hurricanes. NOAA says the averages for the eastern and central Pacific regions will not be changing.