NOAA releases predictions for 2023 Hurricane Season

NOAA released its 2023 predictions as hurricane season approaches.

NOAA forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center predicts near-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic for the 2023 season. Hurricane season begins June 1st and lasts until November 30th.

It’s forecasting a range of 12 to 17 total named storms with five to nine of them being possible hurricanes and one to four of them being major hurricanes.

With these predictions, the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be less active than the recent years.

This is what Chief Meteorologist Rob Knight has to say on the latest prediction.  “On the good note, they’re predicting an average season and of course from 2020, which was just astronomically high, we went through the regular names and the entire Greek alphabet. This year it’s normal, but again we try to let viewers know, don’t focus on it. Even if they were forecasting one storm, it doesn’t matter… preparation is the key.”

For more information on storm season, click here to visit our WXXV Storm Ready 2023 tab.

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