There have been no officially recorded June or off-season Category 5 hurricanes
As the peak of the 2019 hurricane
season is underway, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated its forecast to predict five to nine hurricanes
in the Atlantic before the end of November.
Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who are monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say with the demise of El Nino this summer, conditions are now more favorable for above-normal named storm activity for the rest of the hurricane
On average, NOAA said the Atlantic hurricane
season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes
, including three major hurricanes
The damage caused by hurricanes
that hit the United States between 2004 and 2013.
Last week on October 10, Hurricane
Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida.
June to November is the peak period for the formation of tropical storms and hurricanes
. On an average, a season sees at least 12 named storms, of which six would turn into hurricanes
and three into major hurricanes
To learn more about hurricanes
, check out NASA Space Place: https://spaceplace.nasa.qov/hurricanes/
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* A hurricane
can drop over 2 trillion gallons of drenching rain a day and can have ferocious, roaring 180-mph winds!
MIAMI, May 27, 2016 - The coming Atlantic hurricane
season is forecast to be ''near-normal,'' after three years of unusually low storm activity due in part to the El Nino ocean warming trend, US government scientists said Friday.