NOAA scientists forecast less active Atlantic hurricane season
Published: August 8,2014
GULF OF MEXICO — Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects three to six hurricanes to form during the six-month season that peaks between mid-August and mid-October.
Officials dropped the number of named storms to between seven and 12 in an updated hurricane season forecast issued yesterday.
The forecast calls for zero to two of those hurricanes to be major storms with winds greater than 110 mph.
Forecasters say there remains a 70 percent chance that the season will be less busy than normal. A normal year has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major storms.
There have been two hurricanes so far this year, Arthur and Bertha.
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