COSEE Ocean Systems: News
NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season
Description: Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA has announced. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says there's a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane (with top winds of 74 mph or higher) and of those one to three will become major hurricanes (with top winds of 111 mph or higher, ranking Category 3, 4 or 5). [Source: NOAA News]
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Source: NOAA News
Publish Date: 5/24/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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