NOAA 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast

"In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. 

For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). 

These ranges are well above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes." 

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130523_hurricaneoutlook_atlantic.html 

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