Monday, June 14, 2021

NOAA: Expect Another Active Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another above-average hurricane season in the Atlantic and Caribbean this year, but does not expect a repeat of last year's season in which the number of named storms exceeded the letters in alphabet. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says we should expect 13-20 named storms, of which 6-10 will develop into hurricanes and 3-5 will become major hurricanes, with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater. 

Hurricane season officially began on June 1 and runs through November 30, but the season's first named storm, Ana, developed in late May. The center is also predicting a near- or below-normal season in the central Pacific.