NOAA Releases 2011 Hurricane Season Predictions

Still in the midst of severe thunder storms and numerous tornadoes, the US is being warned  to get prepared for the new hurricane season.  As such, NOAA has recently released their 2011 Hurricane Season Predictions.  Bottom line?  NOAA is once again predicting an above average season across the entire Atlantic Basin that includes the following:

  • 12 to 18 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which:
  • 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including:
  • 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)

Comparing this prediction to the seasonal average of 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes and the US could be in for another series of disasters on the heels of the record setting tornado season of 2011.  Tornado season  included a record setting string of major severe weather disasters in  Alabama and other states not to mention the devastation of Joplin, Missouri.

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