Near-average’ 2023 Atlantic hurricane season predicted1 min read
As far as how many storms we can expect, NOAA is forecasting the following:
The 2023 NOAA Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook is out:
– 40% chance for a near normal season
– 30% chance for a below normal season
– 30% chance for an above normal season@WUSA9 pic.twitter.com/bzNTTHVkTX
— Kaitlyn McGrath (@KaitlynMcGrath) May 25, 2023
Here is the list of names for the upcoming hurricane season which runs from June 1-Nov. 30:
The past three summers have called for above-average hurricane activity due to a La Nina pattern in place. However, this summer, NOAA scientists predict a high potential for El Nino to develop which has been known to suppress Atlantic hurricane activity.
“Thanks to the Commerce Department and NOAA’s critical investments this year in scientific and technological advancements in hurricane modeling, NOAA will be able to deliver even more accurate forecasts, helping ensure communities have the information they need to prepare for and respond to the destructive economic and ecological impacts of Atlantic hurricanes,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo.
WATCH: NOAA announces 2023 Atlantic hurricane season
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