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NOAA has released it's record breaking 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and according to NOAA, this is the highest May forecast in history.


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The official forecast is calling for a well above normal storm count; 17 to 25 named storms, which includes 8 to 13 hurricanes. Of those, 4 to 7 of them will be major hurricanes of a category 3 to 5 with maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph.


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Sea surface temperatures across the Atlantic are running well above average. In fact temperatures right now are what we typically see in late July.


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The season is predicted to be unusually active due to a combination of record warm ocean water in the Atlantic and a potential La Niña trend.


According to NOAA, warm water gives hurricanes fuel and contributes to a more unstable atmosphere. La Niña − one phase of a cyclical pattern in water temperatures and winds along the equator in the Pacific Ocean − often leads to more active seasons.


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Names of hurricanes are reused every six years unless a name is retired due to being a major storm such as Rita or Katrina.

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