NOAA Predicts Hurricane Season To Be Like 2010

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s storm prediction exceeds other forecasters for the Atlantic hurricane season.

NOAA expects 12-18 named storms, 6-10 expected to become hurricanes with winds in excess of 74 mph, and 3-6 predicted to become major hurricanes, category 3, 4 or 5 with sustained winds of at least 111 mph.

 Jane Lubchenco, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, explains that the hurricane weather pattern continues to be in a very active era that dates back to 1995.

Ccontributing factors for increased hurricane activity are:

• Above-normal ocean temperatures for this hurricane season, which begins June 1.

• La Niña conditions in the Pacific are expected to weaken, but still continue to reduce wind shear, which is an atmospheric event that can break-up or reduce the intensity of hurricanes.

NOAA Releases 2011 Storm Season Predictions 

NOAA’s prediction is the highest for this season, exceeding three other weather service predictions issued for the season.

3 Responses to NOAA Predicts Hurricane Season To Be Like 2010

  1. Jena Fire says:

    Excellent writing

  2. Kevin says:

    I hope we don’t have an active season but when you look at all the storms that have happened so far this year it’s enough to make you worry about it. The best thing we can do is prepare for it…making wise choices today could make all the difference tomorrow

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