NOAA warns of possible 'extremely active' hurricane season for Atlantic Basin

Published: Friday, 07 August 2020 08:19

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an extremely active season, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

The agency has released its annual August update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, initially issued in May.

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“This is one of the most active seasonal forecasts that NOAA has produced in its 22-year history of hurricane outlooks. NOAA will continue to provide the best possible science and service to communities across the Nation for the remainder of hurricane season to ensure public readiness and safety,” said US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “We encourage all Americans to do their part by getting prepared, remaining vigilant, and being ready to take action when necessary.” 

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