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Average hurricane season now consists of more storms, NOAA says.

As we all know Atlantic hurricane season is upon us! Starting June 1st through November 30th. The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Experts expect a

  • 60% chance of an above-normal season
  • 30% chance of a near-normal season
  • 10% chance of a below-normal season

NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% certainty.

It is predicted that 13 to 20 small storms in the Atlantic;

6-10 of which could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher)

Including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected.

Now is the time for communities along the coastline as well as inland to get ready for the threats that hurricanes can bring!