U.S. forecasters expect above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season: NOAA

HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. forecasters expect an above-normal 13-19 named storms during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday.

NOAA forecasters estimate 3 to 6 major hurricanes packing winds of at least 111 miles (179 km) per hour may form. The last two years have seen an above-average number of named storms with 18 last year and 15 in 2018.

Reporting by Erwin Seba, Editing by Franklin Paul

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