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2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

 

The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting with 60% chance of probability another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020.

Infographic Hurricane showing hurricane season probability from NOAA’s 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, courtesy of NOAA

By 2021, NOAA projects with 70% of confidence a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds 39 mph or greater) of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds 74 mph or greater), including 3-5 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 mph or more). This is because warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds, and an enhanced west African monsoon

Alphabetical list of the 2021 Atlantic cyclone season selected by the World Meteorological Organization, courtesy of NOAA

For more information about the 2021 hurricane season outlook, you can listen to the webinar recording made by UF / Miami-Dade Extension and Robert Molleda, National Hurricane Center / NOAA, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at:

https://ufl.zoom.us/rec/share/MOmqYT3R5Rw60cNJyv6EmrkHrVrJBgC3XIfXQGYk4u3mCXDLZr5_OYTVQyY5cEFC.JzHpCnqpNhq6_wGc

Now is the time for communities along the coastline as well as inland to get prepared for the dangers that hurricanes can bring. It only takes one storm to devastate an entire community. Be Prepared, Be Safe!

Source: NOOA, US Department of Commerce, https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-predicts-another-active-atlantic-hurricane-season