The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently gave an update about the hurricane season in the Atlantic basin, particularly in the Houston, Texas, area. NOAA dubbed that this will be an above-average hurricane season for the Atlantic basin.
According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the number of expected named storms is at 15 to 21, already including the last ones that took place earlier this year. The winds are expected to be 39 mph or greater. As for hurricanes, seven to 10 more are expected, and three to five of them can be major hurricanes. The winds for these hurricanes are expected to be 74 mph or greater. For the major hurricanes, the winds are expected to be Category 3, 4, or 5, with 111 mph or more significant winds.
The latest prediction is different from what meteorologists predicted months ago. It will be busy but not expected to be record-breaking compared to the past months. During the hurricane season, it will not be as warm as last year. Now, there is an enhanced West African monsoon, but no activity is expected within five days because of this.