2019 Hurricane Season: NOAA Reveals Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook
Ahead of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is releasing its outlook for the 2019 season out of the Atlantic basin. According to their forecasts, there's a 40% chance to see a near normal season.
The outlook indicates we will see 9-15 named storms. 4-8 of those named storms would become hurricanes, and 2-4 would be major hurricanes being category 3 or higher.
This is near the norm as an average season produces 12 named storms, 6 of which are hurricanes and 3 are major hurricanes.
We've already had one named storm so far this season. Subtropical Storm Andrea formed May 17 near Bermuda. This storm was short-lived and had no impact on the mainland U.S.
Other storms this season will take on the following names:
What this outlook does not indicate is what storms if any will make landfall. We could have 3 or 4 major hurricanes that don't impact the mainland U.S.which would have little to no effect on us but on the flip side, one hurricane rated a category 1 that hits a major city could spell disaster.
We'll be sure to let you know if any storms develop and where they're headed.