The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook, warning that the season has the potential to be the most active since 2010.
Specifically, NOAA forecasters predict a higher likelihood of an above-normal season and increase the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. This means:
- There is a 60-percent chance of an above-normal season (compared to the May prediction of 45 percent chance),
- with 14-19 named storms (increased from the May predicted range of 11-17) and
- 2-5 major hurricanes (increased from the May predicted range of 2-4).
- A prediction for 5-9 hurricanes remains unchanged from the initial May outlook…..(Read More) Source: Safety4sea