NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.
The U.S. climate agency says seven to 11 storms could become hurricanes, including three to six “major” hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher.
These ranges are well above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
“With the devastation of Sandy fresh in our minds, and another active season predicted, everyone at NOAA is committed to providing life-saving forecasts in the face of these storms and ensuring that Americans are prepared and ready ahead of time.” said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA acting administrator.
Photo: Hurricane Sandy as seen from NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite on October 28, 2012. (NOAA / NASA)