"NOAA: Prepare Now for an 'Above-Normal' Atlantic Hurricane Season"

"CAMP SPRINGS, Md. -- This week, May 22 through 28, is national Hurricane Preparedness Week and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, is forecasting an above-normal hurricane season this year for the Atlantic basin.

Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA is predicting three to six major hurricanes of Category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher.

There is a 70 percent likelihood that this prediction will came to pass, NOAA said in its seasonal prediction for the coming hurricane season."

Environment News Service had the story May 25, 2011.

Thursday, May 26, 2011