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NOAA Updates Predictions, Expects Strongest Hurricane Season Since 2012

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Harris County, Texas – August 12th, 2016 (WeatherNation): The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released an updated outlook for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Thursday. NOAA has now decreased the likelihood of a below-normal season by 15 percent, meaning a higher probability of an at-or-above normal season. If this forecast verifies, it will be the most active tropical season since 2012.

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Here’s how it breaks down:

Current Forecast: 12-17 Named Storms 5-8 Hurricanes 2-4 Major HurricanesPrevious Forecast: 10-16 Named Storms 4-8 Hurricanes 1-4 Major HurricanesAverage: 12 Named Storms 6 Hurricanes 3 Major Hurricanes

NOAA-Outlook

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