NOAA: Early-season storms one indicator of active Atlantic hurricane season ahead

NOAA seem to believe that the signs are now there to indicate that the North Atlantic hurricane season is going to be a lot more lively that they thought back in June. So far we have had one short-lived North Atlantic hurricane, NOAA are now predicting between 5 and 9 this season. I’ve never seen them amend their forecast mid-season like this in the five years or so that I have been closely following the subject. I haven’t seen any tropical storm activity this year, although I could be wrong,  that has originated from around the Cape Verde Islands, which I would have thought would have been one of the prerequisites for hurricane development, but what the hell do I know.

Courtesy of NOAA

 

Author: xmetman

An ex-metman passionate about all things to do with weather, climate and clouds

4 thoughts on “NOAA: Early-season storms one indicator of active Atlantic hurricane season ahead”

  1. Actually, I think their headline and text are designed to exaggerate the changes, when in fact very little has changed.

  2. Yes, I see what you mean.
    It hardly seem worth doing does it?
    I was deceived by the title, when all it was, was just a scheduled update.

  3. If I understand it correctly, they have only increased the predictions for major hurricanes from 2-4 to 2-5 and they haven’t increased the forecast for all hurricanes at all. Assuming the total forecast includes major hurricanes, this means they have reduced the forecast for non-major hurricanes from 3-5 to 3-4.