"Hurricane Season, Already Busy, May Get Even Busier"

"Government forecasters said Wednesday that the Atlantic hurricane season, already a busy one, may be the busiest since 2010 and is likely to produce two to five major hurricanes.

'There’s a possibility that the season could be extremely active,' said Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In all, he said, the center was forecasting 14 to 19 named storms, with winds of 39 miles per hour or higher, including five to nine hurricanes.

Major hurricanes are defined as Category 3 and above, with sustained winds of 111 m.p.h. or higher."

Henry Fountain reports for the New York Times August 9, 2017.


"Tropical Storm Franklin Weakening After Landfall as a Hurricane in Eastern Mexico; Major Inland Flood Threat Looms" (Weather Channel)

Source: NY Times, 08/10/2017