Aerial view of Hurricane Sandy.
(News-Press) -- NOAA forecasters are predicting an active or extremely active 2013
hurricane season with three to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic.
its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA says there is a 70
percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms, of which 7 or 11 could
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administrations says these ranges are well above the seasonal average of
12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
the devastation of Sandy fresh in our minds, and another active season
predicted, everyone at NOAA is committed to providing life-saving
forecasts in the face of these storms and ensuring that Americans are
prepared and ready ahead of time." said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA
"As we saw first-hand with Sandy,
it's important to remember that tropical storm and hurricane impacts are
not limited to the coastline. Strong winds, torrential rain, flooding,
and tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where the storm first