Saturday, June 25, 2022

NOAA confirms US headed for up to 21 named storms in another intense hurricane year

The Atlantic Ocean will likely see another “above average” hurricane season this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This would be the seventh year in a row with a higher-than-average hurricane season, the agency notes.

NOAA predicts there will be up to 21 named storms, where wind speeds over 39 miles per hour (mph), with 6-10 of them becoming hurricanes, where wind speeds reach over 74 mph.

Of those, they expect 3-6 storms to reach at least Category 3 status.

The assessment comes as climate scientists warn that the climate crisis will likely produce stronger and more intense storms as the planet warms.

This is a breaking story, more to follow


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