Hurricane season officially began Wednesday, with forecasters saying it’s likely to be an above-average season. Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts many as five major hurricanes could form over the Atlantic Ocean. The university predicts 16 named storms and a total of nine hurricanes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) outlook is for 12 to 18 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes.
NOAA’s Jane Lubchenco, a marine ecologist and environmental scientist said;
“The United States was fortunate last year. Winds steered most of the season’s tropical storms and all hurricanes away from our coastlines,” Lubchenco said. “However, we can’t count on luck to get us through this season. We need to be prepared, especially with this above-normal outlook.” The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. To view the full article visit cnn.com or click here. For a free Philadelphia area insurance quote visit our website today at http://www.kimberleyvassal.com