One week from today, on June 1st starts the 2021 hurricane season which will run through November 30th. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season.”
The prediction includes 13-20 named storms, of which 6-10 could be hurricanes (winds of 74mph or higher), including 3-5 major hurricanes (winds 111mpg or higher). However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020.
2020 was a record-breaking hurricane season with 30 named storms; 13 became hurricanes and six major hurricanes. Below are the storm names for 2021: