This year's Atlantic hurricane season hasn't kicked off yet, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an even more active season than we saw in 2012, with the possibility that it could end up being extremely active.
NOAA released its forecast earlier today, stating that we can expect to see between 13 to 20 named storms (tropical storm or hurricane) in the Atlantic Ocean this year, from the beginning of June through the end of November. Of those named storms, somewhere between seven and 11 of them are expected to develop into hurricanes of Category 1 or higher, and three to six of those hurricanes are likely to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3, 4 or even 5.
This is in contrast to last year, when they were forecasting a 'near-normal' season of between 9 and 15 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to three major hurricanes. However, last year's season actuallyRead More »from Forecasters warn of ‘extremely active’ hurricane season this year