The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association predicts another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.
According to their website, forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020.
Unpacking NOAA’s hurricane predictions
- NOAA predicts a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher:
- Of the named storms, 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher)
- 3 to 5 major hurricanes categories 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher