2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins
NOAA released its 2020 forecast; in line with others calling for an active season. (Source: NOAA)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Monday, June 1, is the official start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration previously released the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast. Tropical Meteorologists at that agency are calling for a busier-than-normal hurricane season.

The official forecast calls for 13 to 19 named storms, 6 to 10 Hurricanes and 3 to 6 Major Hurricanes.

Meteorologists are also fairly confident that the forecast will verify; giving the season a 60-percent-chance of being busier than average, a 30-percent-chance of a near-normal season, and only a 10-percent chance of a quiet season occurring this year.

The lack of an El Nino episode, warm sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Basin, and other seasonal aspects of the forecast summer weather pattern are also factors that lead to the active forecast.

Remember, regardless of how “quiet” or “busy” any particular season is, it only takes one to be memorable for any particular area. Now, while the weather is quiet, is the time to restock your supply kit and review your safety plan.

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