Atlantic Hurricane Season 2016 Is Now Here

Dated: 06/04/2016

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The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season started on June 1st and runs through November 30th. The following information was posted on the NOAA website on May 27th. The names of Alex and Bonnie have already been used.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult.

NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). While a near-normal season is most likely with a 45 percent chance, there is also a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season.


For more information and the full report visit www.noaa.gov

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