2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected to Be Busier Than Average, NOAA Says

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05-20-2021

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be more active than usual, according to an outlook released Thursday by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. It will update the 2021 seasonal outlook in August prior to the historical peak of the Atlantic season. (MORE: 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Names)A record 30 named storms formed in the 2020 hurricane season, 14 of which became hurricanes. La Niña has ended and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center noted that ENSO-neutral conditions (neither El Niño nor La Niña) will likely continue through the summer. "Our best estimate is that we will likely not have El Niño conditions for the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season," Klotzbach said.

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