Experts predict 2021 hurricane season to be again above average
with the 2020 hurricane season going down in history as the most active season on record, experts say 2021 could be just as busy.
Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a research meteorologist with Colorado State University, made his annual first prediction of the upcoming hurricane season at this years National Tropical Weather Conference.
Klotzbach predicted little to no El Nino as well as above normal sea surface temperatures for the activity increase.
“Here are the forecast numbers for 2021. We are forecasting a well above average hurricane season in 2021. a total of 17 named storms, of those 17, 8 becoming hurricanes, and of those 8, 4 becoming major category 3,4, or 5 hurricanes, winds of 111 miles per hour or greater,” said Klotzbach.
Dr. Klotzbach will update his forecast around June first, which is the first day of hurricane season.
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