Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1

Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1

June 1 is the official start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.

NOAA is predicting a normal to above average hurricane season. Forecasters say we could see ten to 16 named storms. Of those storms, they’re predicting five to nine could become hurricanes, with one to four becoming major hurricanes. A major hurricane is considered a category 3 strength or higher.

Last year there were 17 named storms, including Harvey, Irma, and Maria — which caused devastation the U.S. and Puetro Rico.

According to the National Weather Service, a hurricane is a “tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher.”

Hurricane season officially ends November 30.

June 1st, 2018 – WDTN 2 News – by CNN