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Atlantic Hurricane Season Still Expected to be Strongest Since 2012

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/atlantic-hurricane-season-still-expected-to-be-strongest-since-2012

Agency press release on updated hurricane predictions for the Atlantic Ocean for the 2016 hurricane season.  Now calls for 70% chance for 12-17 named storms, 5-8 hurricanes, and 1-4 major hurricanes.  Also discusses the atmospheric conditions which lead forecasters to increase the expected number of hurricanes from the earlier spring prediction.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration