The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The regions affected by these hurricanes include the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “…forecasters have increased the likelihood of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season to 60%.” Predictions include 14-21 named storms (winds of 29 mph or greater), where 6-11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater). NOAA also predicts 2-5 major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or greater). The ongoing El Nino climate pattern and record-warm sea surface temperatures are the contributing factors to predictions for above-normal hurricane activity.
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NOAA. NOAA forecasters increase Atlantic hurricane season prediction to ‘above normal’. August 10, 2023. Retrieved from https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-forecasters-increase-atlantic-hurricane-season-prediction-to-above-normal
FEMA. Preparing for a Hurricane Fact Sheet, www.fema.gov and Ready America. Hurricanes, www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html.
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