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If forecasts are correct, this season will mark the seventh consecutive above-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic. NOAA forecasts out today predict a 65% chance of an above-average season, a 25% chance of a normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season.
The ranges account for uncertainty in the data and models of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Centre. The year could be twice as active as normal.
The year could be twice as active as normal, said NOAA forecaster Matthew Rosencrans at a news conference today. The Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index, which represents the season’s intensity and duration of storms, comes to 115 to 200. A near-average season has an ACE index between 66 and 111.
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GW (310522) | Sources: EoS Science News | American Geophysical Union | The Spectrum Monitor, June 2022: 10; Picture-Credit: NOAA Public Domain)