NOAA Says More Tropical Storms Expected

Posted by on Sunday, August 13, 2017
Hurricane outlook update.
NOAA has issued an updated hurricane season outlook.

Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes.

The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010.

Forecasters now say we will likely see 14-19 named storms (increased from the May predicted range of 11-17) and 2-5 major hurricanes (increased from the May predicted range of 2-4). A prediction for 5-9 hurricanes remains unchanged from the initial May outlook.

The Team

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