NOAA Forecasts Up To 16 Named Storms For Hurricane Season

May 25, 2018
Originally published on May 24, 2018 6:12 pm

Forecasters with the NOAA Climate Prediction Center say there’s a good chance we’ll see a bumper crop of named storms during the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.

According to predictions released Thursday, NOAA's forecasts are predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to  16 named storms this year.

Of those, as many as nine could become hurricanes and as many as four of those could be major hurricanes with winds above 111 miles per hour.

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An average hurricane season produces around 12 named storms, three of them major hurricanes, according to NOAA.

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