2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Above Normal Activity Predicted

NOAA predicts active Atlantic hurricane season with 5 to 9 hurricanes. The federal government predicts an unusually active 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with five to nine hurricanes expected to form.

Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts 11 to 17 named tropical storms will develop in the region, which includes the Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, the agency announced Thursday. The season officially begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

Of the hurricanes, two to four could be major, with wind speeds of 111 mph or higher and rated as Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale of Hurricane Intensity. An average season typically spawns six hurricanes and peaks in August and September.

1 thought on “2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Above Normal Activity Predicted

  1. This annual prediction of how many hurricanes there will be this season has little value to us along the coast as it takes only “ONE” hurricane to have an impact. Our behavior along the coast does not change based on the findings of this report as we always maintain a level of awareness of hurricanes during the designated season. Despite this, have tremendous respect for the National Hurricane Center and the many local offices of the National Weather Service. Their tremendous work during Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy saved many lives and provided governments ample time to prepare for the storm.

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