On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its forecast for the looming 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and it’ll be an active one.
Forecasters say that there’s a 70 percent chance that the season will be active with hurricanes, but it’s unlikely that we’ll see the extremes of 2017, when six major storms (which have sustained destructive winds of at least 111 mph) roared through the Atlantic.
“Last year was extremely active,” Gerry Bell, the lead hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, said in an interview. “It was one of the strongest seasons on record.” Read more…
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