Aug. 28, 2006: Despite Slow Start, NOAA Predicts Active Hurricane Season
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), however, we shouldn't be fooled by this year's slow start. NOAA adjusted its forecast downward earlier this month, but the agency is still calling for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA is projecting a total of 12 to 15 named storms, of which seven to nine will intensify to hurricanes, including three or four hurricanes rated at Category 3 or higher.
Publication date: 08/28/2006