Active Hurricane Season


National Hurricane Center officials are predicting an above-normal 2017 Hurricane Season with several hurricanes packing minimum 74 mph winds, with a few being a Category 3 or stronger minimum 111 mph winds. The severe forecast calls for a total of 11 to 17 tropical systems with minimum velocity of 39 mph winds.

A hurricane is an intense tropical storm with powerful winds and heavy rain.Other names for a hurricane include cyclone, typhoon and tropical storm. The different names usually indicate where the storm originated.

Atlantic Hurricane Season runs June 1 until November 30.

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NOAA predicts an above average hurricane season for 2017