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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

NOAA Says Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected

The Climate Prediction Center has released its annual hurricane outlook for the 2020 season.

The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms, of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes, including 3 to 6 major hurricanes.

An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.

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

There has already been one named storm this year. The first storm was Arthur.

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