NOAA Releases 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

2018 hurricane season outlook

Posted at 11 a.m.

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year, which extends from June 1 to Nov. 30.

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal. Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season for the upcoming hurricane season.

Hurricane Preparedness

While hurricanes typically don’t strike Fairfax County directly, we often feel the effects of these storms with high winds and heavy rainfall, which can lead to localized flooding. Here are a few preparedness steps you can take today.

For more information on hurricanes, visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes as well as NASA’s hurricanes webpage.

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