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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018: Predictions

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018: Predictions

If you are hoping for a quiet hurricane season you may be out of luck.

"As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them", Klotzbach said.

Similar to past year, sea surface temperatures are expected to remain warmer than normal across most of the basin and normal to above normal over the main developmental region, where more than 85 percent of all tropical storms form, according to AccuWeather.

Fugate also predicted that people are expecting a level of forecasting that just isn't there yet.

Seven storms could become hurricanes this year and three major systems may reach Category 3 or stronger on the five-step, Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the forecast.

Hurricane researchers note that warm waters in the western Atlantic Ocean and a weaker El Niño may be blamed for an uptick in storms.

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For those still grappling with the devastation of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria a year ago, the 2018 hurricane season may not offer a reprieve.

That could mean another bruising year for the Atlantic Basin.

The National Hurricane Center will release its last update before the season in the upcoming days. The Caribbean islands, the eastern coast of the US and some of central (Ontario), eastern (Quebec) and Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia) are the areas most affected by the storms. It's considered among worst natural disasters to hit the islands.

"All that water that got blown out of Tampa Bay, it came back at a nice sedate pace". "Dont think that the next time its necessarily going to do that".

The report predicts the 2018 season, which begins June 1 and lasts until November 30, will see a total of 14 named storms, seven of which are expected to be hurricanes.


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