Since my last blog was about the upcoming hurricane season I thought I would give a quick update. The National Hurricane Center released their tropical activity forecast on Thursday. Here is what they are forecasting.
- 14 to 23 Named Storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), including:
- 8 to 14 Hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or higher), of which:
- 3 to 7 could be Major Hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of at least 111 mph)
- Normal is 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes and two major
In their words it should be an “active to extremely active” season. 2005 was the most active season with 28 named storms. Since 1995 8 of the last 15 seasons rank in the top ten for most named storms.
Have a great night! Meteorologist Kristen Connolly
This post was written by kconnolly on May 29, 2010