Atlantic Hurricane Season May Be Above Average

NOAA adjusts prediction as five named storms have already formed this season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated its 2021 Atlantic hurricane seasonal forecast acknowledging an increase in anticipated severe storms for the rest of the season.

NOAA is now forecasting a 65 percent chance of an “above average” season, with a 70 percent probability of 15 to 21 named storms. The government agency predicts seven to 10 will become hurricanes, with three to five as major hurricanes of Category 3, 4, or 5 strength.

In early July, Hurricane Elsa, the fifth named storm out of the Atlantic basin, affected the entire eastern seaboard, making its final landfall in Rhode Island. Peak months for hurricanes are still ahead.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the forecasters at NOAA as they keep an eye on the skies and waters of the Atlantic in order to warn of coming storms.
  • For the people of the U.S. who live in areas prone to being hit by hurricanes to be prepared for the remainder of the potentially above-average season.
  • For first responders as they prepare to help during weather emergencies.

Sources:, Washington Examiner


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