The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and will run until November 30th. Florida residents had been uncharacteristically lucky to go 11 years without a hurricane making landfall. The first hurricane to break the more than decade long streak came in September 2016 when Hurricane Hermine, a Category-1 Hurricane, hit land.
Earlier this month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released their prediction for the upcoming hurricane season. With the “weak or non-existent” El Nino playing a factor, the NOAA expects an above normal Atlantic hurricane season.
Forecasters predict a 70% likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms, with a chance that 5 to 9 could become hurricanes, including 2 to 4 possible major hurricanes.
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