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NOAA forecasts below-normal Atlantic hurricane season

Posted: 8:36 AM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 14:36:21Z

A new forecast from NOAA now says there is a likelihood of a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season, citing a developing El Nino, lower-than-normal sea surface temperatures, stronger wind shear and drier air.

The update is a change from the forecast in late May that called for a normal to slightly above normal season.

An average season in the Atlantic sees 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.