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2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Categories: Environment,Weather/Disasters

Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center foresee a 45% chance of an above-normal season and a 35% chance of a normal season, largely due to a weak El Nino effect.  A normal season is one with 12 named storms of which 6 become hurricanes and 3 are major hurricanes.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration