A More Active than Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

SEASON STARTS JUNE 1

NOAA announced this morning what they think will be an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting 13 to 19 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher. 6 to 10 of these storms could become hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or higher.  3 to 6 hurricanes could hit the major category of 3 or above with winds of 111 mph or higher.

In case you were wondering, an average hurricane season produces 12 named storms with 6 becoming hurricanes including 3 major hurricanes.

We’ve already seen our first named storm, Tropical Storm Arthur, so Bertha would be up next.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

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