Thursday, May 19, 2011

Above-Average Hurricane Season Looming

NOAA: 3 To 6 Major Hurricanes Could Form Over Atlantic This Year
CNN -- Three to six major hurricanes could form over the Atlantic Ocean this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its annual hurricane season forecast. It will be an above-average season this year, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco said. The agency expects 12 to 18 named storms this year, including six to 10 that will become hurricanes. Of those, between three and six could be major hurricanes -- storms that reach Category 3, 4 or 5 -- with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher.


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