NOAA Says Another Active Hurricane Season is on Tap

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.


Another active hurricane season is probable as NOAA releases their updated prediction for 2021.

May 20, 2021 — NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. 

For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 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. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.

Upgrades were also made for this season to help forecasters predict and track these storms.

 

In an effort to continuously enhance hurricane forecasting, NOAA made several updates to products and services that will improve hurricane forecasting during the 2021 season.

See press release here: https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-predicts-another-active-atlantic-hurricane-season


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