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Active hurricane season is ahead

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Courtesy of NOAA/NWS/NHC

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL is forecasting for an above-average hurricane season this year. Weather conditions including, weaker shear, warmer water, and an El Nino being neutral or turning more into a La Nina has contributed to this. As well as a weak trade wind and an enhanced west African monsoon.

The NHC is forecasting for 13 to 19 named storms in the Atlantic this hurricane season. Out of those 13 to 19 named storms, 6 to 10 will could hurricanes and 3 to 6 could be major hurricanes.

Courtesy of NOAA/NWS/NHC

Well, one name has already been used this year and hurricane season has not officially started yet. June 1st is the official start date for hurricane season. You may remember tropical storm Arthur from last week. However, there are 19 more names to go and if they run out we move to the Greek alphabet.

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