More Hurricanes Forecast in Revised NOAA Projection

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first_imgAs peak hurricane season approaches The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has increased the projected number of storms calling for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 possible hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes.The previous forecast called for 4-8 hurricanes and a normal to below average season.Researchers at the agency cite the ending of El Niño in the Pacific ocean which will lead to increased water temperatures in the Atlantic thus creating a more hospitable climate for hurricane formation and strengthening.Favorable wind patterns are also expected to aid in storm development.The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 with the peak of the season happening between mid-August late October.Stay connected with 850 WFTL for the latest on the tropics and visit our Storm Central page for tips on getting prepared for hurricane [email protected] Atlantic #HurricaneSeason 2019 *update*: The end of El Nino increases the potential for a more active season. News release + graphics at https://t.co/J7TXP6XJqU pic.twitter.com/6M1aWmwpra— NOAA Communications (@NOAAComms) August 8, 2019last_img

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