As We move into the peak of hurricane season, scientists are warning that we could see the strongest season since 2012, the year Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. According to to a new report, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now expects a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal hurricane season.
Excerpt From Yahoo News:
“We’ve raised the numbers because some conditions now in place are indicative of a more active hurricane season,” says Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The NOAA reports a 70% chance of 12 to 17 named storms, of which five to eight are expected to become hurricanes, including two to four major hurricanes. This is an increase from the NOAA’s May outlook, which called for 10 to 16 named storms, of which four to eight were expected to become hurricanes, including one to four major hurricanes.