Hurricane season is expected to be “above-average” this year, according to officials. Check out Michelle Marchante’s piece on what this means for South Florida:
As they face down an above-average hurricane season, South Florida residents need to be especially prepared this year, officials said.
A report released in late May by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states that this year’s hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, is expected to be especially heavy, with as many as 17 storms forming. An average year brings 12 named storms.
And out of these storms, five to nine could become hurricanes with two to four becoming a Category 3, 4 or 5, the report stated.
Robert Molleda, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Miami, said the report is not a forecast of how many storms will affect residents.