NOAA’s Prediction for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

(May 23, 2019) – NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center have published their outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season which starts officially on 1 June and runs until the 30 November.

Published 4 years ago

NOAA’s 2019 prediction is for a near-normal outlook with between 9-15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4-8 may become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher).

It is also possible that 2 to 4 may become major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).

NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence.

On average there are 12 named storms in a hurricane season which produce 6 hurricanes including 3 major hurricanes.

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