NOAA 2010 Hurricane Season Forecast

The hurricane forecast this year is the most active the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has ever issued — “an active to extremely active” season:

14 – 23 named storms
8 – 14 hurricanes (74 mph or greater)
3 – 7 major hurricanes (winds exceeding 111 mph)

That is the most named storms NOAA has forecast since it began issuing the outlook in 1998. Only 2005 had more actual named storms: 28, including 15 hurricanes.

Only once has NOAA predicted more storms than actually occurred, that was in 2006.

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