more hurricanes for the obx this year?
The numbers are still very preliminary and the impact on the continental US is uncertain, but the latest forecast from the Weather Channel predicts 14 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin this year. As Chris Dolce and Jon Erdman who wrote the article explain, there is no direct link between the number of hurricanes and a US landfall.
“The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012, according to a forecast released Friday by The Weather Company’s Professional Division.
A total of 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes are forecast during the coming season.
This is greater than the 30-year historical average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes for the Atlantic basin. A major hurricane is one that is Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.”