NOAA: Hurricane Season On Track To Be Above-Normal

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released an updated report on the Atlantic hurricane season.

Tim Williams reports it’s shaping up to be above normal with the possibility it could be active.

NOAA predicts 13-19 named storms, with six to nine being hurricanes and three to five becoming major hurricanes.

There have been four named storms already with the peak of the season — mid-August through October — still to come.

“With four named storms already and the height of the Atlantic hurricane season yet to come, it’s not surprising the NOAA forecast has been adjusted a little. As usual, our concern in the Mid-Atlantic is not how many storms, but rather their placement, path, size and strength. At any rate, we will be monitoring the developments in the tropics from WJZ First Warning Weather. Equipped with our new Mobile Weather Lab, we’ll be able to report conditions as never before from specific locations should the need arise,” Williams said.

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