That’s the message, as it is every year. Forecasters predict a near- or above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year with a 70-percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher.
They predict there could be up to four major hurricanes this season with winds of 111 mph or higher.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s outlook was announced Thursday at a Florida conference. There is a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.