SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – With 2 tropical storms already on the books this year, it may just be a technicality now that Atlantic hurricane season begins today. Tropical Storm Arthur and Tropical Storm Bertha developed in May, only the 5th time on record that 2 storms developed before the official start of the season.
This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expecting a total of 13-19 named storms, 6-10 of which becoming hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. A major hurricane is considered anything at or over category 3 with sustained winds of at least 111 mph. An average season brings 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.
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