The official 2020 NOAA Atlantic hurricane season outlook has been updated and is predicting what could be an extremely active season. Tropical Storm Josephine approaching the east coast is a great reminder that now is the time to prepare yourself, family and home for disasters. #PrepareNow
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has issued its updated outlook for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Scientists state that the atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season.
The updated outlook calls for 19-25 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), of which 7-11 will become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater), including 3-6 major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or greater). This update covers the entire six-month hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30, and includes the nine named storms to date.
Remember - the outlook is for overall seasonal activity and is not a landfall forecast. Landfalls are largely determined by short-term weather patterns, which are only predictable within about a week of a storm potentially reaching a coastline. The National Hurricane Center provides tropical weather outlooks out to five days in advance, provides track and intensity forecasts for individual storms, and issues watches and warnings for specific tropical storms, hurricanes and the associated storm surge.
Here's the link for more details: https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/extremely-active-hurricane-season-possible-for-atlantic-basin